Published on Sep 02, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
The Plateau State correspondent of The Punch Newspapers, Friday Olokor, has given a description of how and two other persons he offered a ride from Jos, escaped kidnappers on their way to Abuja.
Olokor started by saying that the incident took place today, Saturday, by about 11.50am, at Agitata – Gunduma road, along Keffi-Kaduna expressway in Nasarawa State. The place is just after a big company under construction.
He said that the attackers emerged from the bush and hauled big stones on the rear glass of his car at a spot where there were big potholes. He said that the windscreen was shattered into pieces.
“The voice of God told me, ‘Na dem, don’t stop’ and so I didn’t stop. When we eventually stopped in a safer place in the community, we saw some young men and women with long sticks, the type used by Fulani herdsmen to whip recalcitrant cows. We told them of our encounter with the deadly beats.
“They asked us where the incident took place and we told them. One of the young men shook his head but showed no empathy. Instead, he was smiling. Then, we suspected that we may be in their den and I zoomed off to the next police checkpoint.
“it’s not that I was smart. It was divine escape from vicious Fulani.
“If their mission was abduction for a ransom, who would have paid the money? To you Lord, I give the thanks and glory.” Olokor said that when he and his fellow travellers got to the next police check point, he narrated the incidence to the police men on duty.
“The Police officers from MOPOL 38, Akwanga on Highway Patrol informed us that two of the armed robbers terrorising commuters in the area were caught two days ago, while their leader escaped.
“The Police officers said robbery on the road does not know time: It could be morning, afternoon, evening or night. They alleged that the perpetrators are Fulani Boys from Bauchi. When I told them that I went to some Fulani boys and narrated my encounter, one of the officers said, that is their den. Their feeling could be that they have missed target.
“You’re a bad market for them. Yes, Na them. All the robbery on this road are carried out by the Fulani Boys. Please go to church tomorrow and give thanks to God.
“The officers commended the DPO in Agitata Police Division saying: “he doesn’t rest because of the activities of these gangsters.”
Those with him in the vehicle are Ibadan, Oyo State-born businessman and contractor, Adesokan Fijabi who was traveling to Akure and Samuel Dul Shetur, Lantang, Plateau State-born staff of a popular Hotel in Gwarinpa, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in Abuja.
Sep 03, 2015