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Journalist Attacked, Robbed In Benin

A female journalist, Flora Bossey has been attacked and robbed by unknown gunmen in Benin city, Edo state Nigeria.

The journalist who went to the Automated Machine Stand (ATM) located at the beginning of Airport Road in the King’s Square in Benin City was robbed as she has just finished withdrawing some cash from the ATM.

The suspected gunmen numbering two had waited for her to finish the cash withdrawal when they immediately swooped on her at gunpoint.

The report revealed that they collected her two ATM Cards, mobile phones with Glo and MTN lines as well as other personal items.

The gunmen later moved towards the Airport road end of the state capital moment after the attack.

In an interview, Flora Bossey said the sight of the gunmen was very scary.

She stated that she was not injured by the attackers, but they only made away with all her belongings.

She said, they took her Zenith and First Bank ATM cards and forced her to give them the secret number.

She, however, thanked God for sparing her life as she advised residents in Benin city and environs to be weary of the kind of ATM stand they visit for the transaction.

Flora Bossey is a former Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Union Of Journalists, Edo State Council.