By CrossRiverWatch admin
Yesterday, a band of armed robbers stormed the residential quarters of the Federal Government Girls College in Calabar, Cross River State, and laid siege for hours. One of the teachers Mr T.B Samson got shot.
PUNCH reports that the robbers came in through the part of the quarters that was not fenced, broke through Samson’s kitchen window and gained accessed into the premises. Reports confirm that the school is just 200meteres away from the head office of the Department of State Services.
Samson said the robbers shot in the school for hours, and that it was loud enough for the neighbours and the DSS to hear, but no one came to their help.
“My son, who was preparing to write exams, called my attention at about 1.30am that some persons were trying to enter the house through the kitchen,” Samson said.
“We went there and peeped through and discovered that they had successfully removed the louvers and were at the verge of bringing down the burglary. Somehow, we distracted them and they started firing. They relocated to the sitting room direction and continued firing and one of the bullets hit me on the knee.”
“We, my children, aged father and wife crawled to the room while they got in through the kitchen as they went back and this time, they brought down the window protector,” he continued.
“When they entered, they came straight to locate us because there was blood stains everywhere. They thought they had killed someone. The robbers operated from 1.30am to 2.50am. They went away with a plasma television, laptops, iPad, mobile phones and some cash.”
Samson added that he was immediately taken to the nearby Airport Police Division to make complaints, but was asked to leave by the officers he met who said they had no vehicle to operate with.
“We went to the Airport Police Division and they said they did not have vehicle and that apart from that, they would not go with me. They said I should go and treat myself that even robbers treat themselves,” Samson said.
When reached for comments, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. John Eluu, said he had yet to be briefed on the case.
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