Ibraheem Hamza Muhammad
A suspected GSM handset snatcher has attacked and chopped off the two fingers of a teenager in Jiddu village, near Tudun Wada, Lugbe, Abuja on Saturday night.
The victim’s uncle, Alhaji Suleman Afawu, said, “The victim is an 18-year-old Sale Ibrahim; when he came back home from grazing cattles and went back to Jiddu village to collect two handsets he had given to a phone-charger around 8 pm.
“He paid the charging fee and was coming back home when he was attacked by the armed robber who attacked him with a sharp cutlass.
“He used his hand to prevent the attack with the cutlass, but he lost two fingers and his forehead was hit and opened.
“He threw the handsets to save his life and ran home crying for help. We rushed him to a private hospital in Federal Housing Authority, Lugbe. He has received three units of drips and we are waiting for the blood samples to donate blood for him.” Said Suleman Afawu.
Suleman Afawu said that they reported the case to the Police Outpost in Tudun Wada, Lugbe, who contacted the vigilante in Jiddu who traced and arrested the suspect and took him to Nigerian Police Divisional Office, Lugbe.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, Nigerian Police Force, FCT Abuja Command, CSP Josephine Adeh said, “We are trying to curve insecurity and we wouldn’t relent.”