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Armed Robbers Storm Emir Of Minna Palace In Broad Daylight

Armed robber on Tuesday reportedly invaded the palace of the Emir of Minna, Alhaji Umar Farouk Bahago in broad daylight.

New Telegraph reports that the criminals trailed one of the staff of the palace which was sent to the bank to get some cash.

It was reported that the armed robbers drove into the palace with a private car and shot at the two guards who confronted them.

It was also learned that the Emir was in the palace while the gunmen shot sporadically to scare people away before they made away with an undisclosed amount of cash belonging to the Minna Emirate.

Two of the injured palace guards were said to have been taken to Minna General Hospital for medical attention.

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An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity told newsmen that the criminals overpowered the vigilantes in the palace after a gun duel.

The Niger State Police Command, however, has not issued an official statement on the incident as of reporting time.

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