Five gunmen who invaded the Gure community in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State shot a petrol dealer identified as Jimoh Werewere on Saturday night.
Spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Kwara State Command, Babawale Zaid Afolabi disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin on Sunday.
He said, ”The gunmen, numbering about five and armed with sophisticated weapons, must have been trailing the businessman for sometime before they attacked him on Saturday night.”
The incident, DAILY POST gathered, occurred at about 0900hours.
The spokesman of the defence corps said officers of the corps, in the locality who were on routine patrol were attracted by gunshot sound but the gunmen escaped before they got to the scene leaving the man in a pool of blood.
“Further checks revealed that the gunmen made away with the businessman’s eight million CFA, (N8m), while he is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital for the gunshot wounds.”
Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Nigeria police in the area, have visited the injured victim in the hospital.
Security has also been beefed up in the area, while efforts are on to track down the perpetrators of the act.