Suspected gunmen in the early hours of wednesday invaded the secretariat of the Warri Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), carting away property worth millions of naira. The hoodlums scaled the fence into the compound at about 2a.m., cut the burglary proof to gain access into the ground floor and removed property worth millions of naira including a 43 inch Plasma television, handsets, tablets and chargers.
It was gathered that the gunmen had concluded their first assignment and were about to cut the burglary proof at the other floor of the duplex when members of the community vigilante group sighted one of them and raised the alarm. Occupants of the guest house wing, Sylvester Idowu of THISDAY, Bolaji Ogundele of The Nation and Dele Fasan of Galaxy Television were woken up and immediately joined the vigilante men to ward off the invaders. THISDAY observed that the three journalists and the vigilante men stood guard until the arrival of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of B Division, CSP Anniete Eyoh. After preliminary briefing and inspection of the crime scene, the DPO led his men along with the vigilante to comb the black spots in the area at about 6 a.m. where four suspects were apprehended.