Four persons were killed on Tuesday evening in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State after gunmen raided a local supermarket.
LAFIA —No fewer than four persons were killed on Tuesday after gunmen suspected to be robbers raided a local supermarket in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
According to reports, the gunmen stormed the Wisfom supermarket at about 8.45 pm and opened fire on the customers, killing three men and a lady.
Residents said that the incident was starting to worry them since they no longer felt at peace in the state.
One of the residents, Adamu Jacob, who spoke to our correspondent at the scene of the incident cited the abduction of the Chairman of Akwanga, Isa Andaha, and three others on Monday, December 25, 2023; the abduction of a lecturer i Kokona; and some students at the Federal University of Lafia and Nasarawa State University Keffi.
Adamu called on the state government to step up the security apparatus in the state to secure the safety of lives and property in Nasarawa State.
Meanwhile, confirming the raid, the Public Relations Officer of the Nasarawa State Police Command, DSP Ranham Nansel told our correspondent that the hoodlums invaded the supper market at 8.45 p.m. and shot and killed four.
“I wish to confirm that on January 2, 2024 at about 8:45 a.m., some hoodlums numbering about four attacked Wisdom Supermarket at Adeyi Karu Local Government Area in Nasarawa state and killed four customers.”
According to the PPRO, the hoodlums opened fire on the customers and as a result four persons were recovered and taking to the hospital where they were confirmed dead by a medical doctor, and their corps have been deposited at the Maraba Medical Center.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Nasarawa State Command, CP Umar Shehu Nadada has directed the deputy commissioner of police in charge of the criminal investigation department in Lafia to move to the scene of the incident and carry out a comprehensive investigation into the case adding that the outcome of the investigation will be made known.