In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 25th, October, 2020

Abuja Automotive Sellers Recount Unhappy Ordeal, Say Thugs In Police Autos Attacked Them

Abuja Car Dealers Recount Sad Ordeal, Say Thugs In Police Vehicles Attacked Them

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Picture credit score: SaharaReporters

Some individuals who suffered terribly by the hands of hoodlums throughout the #EndSARS protests have recounted their unhappy ordeal.

A number of the victims of latest assaults by hoodlums in Apo mechanic village in Abuja instructed their tales after they escaped demise by a whisker, in keeping with SaharaReporters.

Stories estimated that over N200 million value of autos and properties have been burnt past recognition throughout the assaults.

A number of the traumatized victims described the assault as a deliberate try and hold them out of enterprise.

A sufferer, who craved anonymity whereas chatting with SaharaReporters in Abuja on Friday, alleged that the thugs have been conveyed in police vehicles to the world to launch the assault.

He added that the hoodlums attacked them with weapons shortly after they disembarked from the police autos.

He revealed that one in every of his apprentices managed to drive away a Toyota Sienna from the scene of the assault.

A automotive supplier, who was additionally a sufferer, Chukwujekwu Irechwukwu, put the price of the autos that have been vandalised in his stand at N78 Million.

He mentioned, “On Monday, we noticed a bunch of individuals with weapons. They began breaking the glass of our autos, setting them on hearth.

“We couldn’t stand up to them. They have been able to kill, and there have been a lot of them. So, we needed to run for our lives. They killed many individuals, whereas others sustained accidents.

“The burnt automobiles don’t belong to the protesters. We’re not even a part of the protest. We’re simply right here doing our enterprise.”

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He appealed to the federal government to come back to their support to allow them to repay the homeowners of the automobiles who delivered the autos to them on the market.

The Chairman, Apo Merchants Affiliation, Mr John Chimeze Ife, claimed that over N200 million value of autos and properties have been misplaced to the hoodlums.

He mentioned, “I have to painfully say that we have now misplaced not lower than N200 million value of automobiles and properties to the hoodlums who got here from nowhere to assault us. We by no means belong to the EndSARS protesters. We have now been right here for a really very long time, we’re peaceable individuals, and we’ll stay so.

“We’re utilizing this chance to plead with the FCT administration to offer us a greater place to construct our mechanic village in order that we will additionally fence it appropriately to keep away from disasters like this.”

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