Some suspected armed robbers have attacked a mother of two in Benin city, Edo state.
The victim, Mrs Osifo Tracy Ebuwa, was accosted in a private school along Upper Mission Road, where she had gone to pick her children after school hour on Friday.
Standard Gazette crime correspondent Festus Alenkhe gathered that the unknown gunmen had seized the woman and her two children at gunpoint at the school gate.
The gunmen forcefully drove their victims to upper Lawani road and dumped them by the riverside while they made away with her vehicle, a Toyota Camry with registration number ABC 631 HG, ash colour.
Ebuwa sustained grave injuries as she was beaten to a stupor, but her condition is not life-threatening.
Speaking with Standard Gazette, the victim’s husband, Sir David Osifo, said, “my wife had just gone to pick the children home from school when the gunmen just surrounded her and took over the car steering.
“I have reported the matter to New Benin police station and even went to the state CID in Benin to request them to help send radio messages across the country for the recovery of the car”.
“My wife is safe with the children, but I am appealing to anyone with useful information of the whereabouts of the snatched Toyota Camry car to report to the nearest police station or call police control room number on 08077773721.
The police spokesperson in Edo state, SP Bello Kontongs, is yet to react to the incident.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.