After gunmen forcedfully entered his home in the Akpata neighbourhood of Akun, Nassarawa-Eggon Local Government Area of State, on Saturday evening and injured four security personnel, former minister Labaran Maku denounced the recent wave of kidnappings, banditry, and other forms of insecurity in all of Nasarwa.
One of the security workers reported that the unidentified shooters broke into the former Minister’s home at around 7:50 p.m.
“The criminals forced their way into the residence and started shooting sporadically, injuring four of us in the process.
“They were many and kept communicating in Hausa langauge while banging the main gate to the house.
“When I refused to open the gate for them because I did not know who they were, they started shooting and jumped the fence into the compound,” he said.
Reacting to the incident, Maku, who was also a former deputy governor of the state, said the Nasarawa was under siege as he noted that the Saturday’s event was the third time his residence and relatives were attacked by criminals.
“You will remember that about a month ago, these criminal elements invaded my father’s compound at the village and kidnapped three of my family members.
“About two years ago, they killed two of my elder brother’s children at his residence in Gudi community of Akwanga Local Government Area.
“What happened today shows clearly that our state is under siege,” Maku said.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule, meanwhile, denounced the assault and ordered the security services to apprehend those responsible.
In a statement, Mr. Peter Ahemba, the governor’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Public Affairs, outlined the governor’s instructions.
The governor was reported in the statement as stating that the state’s government had implemented strategies to address all forms of insecurity. (NAN)