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Gunmen Rob Man, Snatch His Toyota Camry In Benin

A middle-aged man has been attacked by four suspected armed robbers in Benin city, Edo state.

The daredevil armed robbers also snatched his Toyota Camry car,
2005 model with registration number EDO BEN 996 PG, grey colour.

The car was snatched around 20:10hrs on Thursday evening by the four armed men along Ekenwan Road near Ekenwan Campus of the University of Benin.

The driver Samuel Aliu said he was driving along the ever-busy Ekenwan road in Benin city which is undergoing reconstruction when the suspected armed robbers alighted from Garrick school and attacked him.

He said the attack was facilitated after he reduced the acceleration of the car because of the ongoing road work.

The victim said the armed men then forced him to drive through College Road after hitting him with the butt of their guns.

They later took charge of the car wheel after they forced him to lie down on the floor of the car at the back seat as they used him as their foot mat.

They also collected his mobile phones, ATM card and then pushed him out of the moving car.

The victim said the car belongs to his friend which he uses for commercial purpose in the evening to make ends meet.

The matter has been reported at the Evbuotubu police station for further investigation.

Anyone with useful information on the whereabouts of the car is expected to contact the nearest police station or call police control room number 08077773721.