According to the PUNCH METRO, a residence belonging to a foreigner (white man) at Apapa was attacked and robbed on Sunday by armed robbers. The robbers who were heavily armed gained entry into the residence by using another foreigner as a distraction. The security guard obviously was deceived by the looks of the foreigner who posed as though he had an appointment with the owner of the house.
According to reports, the robbers who were able to cart away valuables from the residence, on their way out sighted an Army operative who due to the noise created by the shooting opened a gate belonging to the Command Guest House, a property belonging to the Army; the soldier was shot and killed on the spot, another got shot, and a third was hit by a bullet which injuring him in the leg.
The owner of the house was unhurt, but reports say the surviving soldier was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.
When the PUNCH contacted Mr. Damascus Ozoani, the Public Relations Officer of the state, he said, “There was no official report at any police station. Since the incident affected the army, I suggest that you call the army PRO.”