Two armed men suspected to be robbers on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at about 9:30 pm stormed a popular joint known as Gallaxy, located at Angwan Dodo in Gwagwalada area of Abuja, killing two people on the spot including one commercial sex worker.
According to a young man who identified himself as Sunday, said he sustained various degrees of injuries as a result of bullet wounds from the gunmen. Sunday had simple visited the location just to barb his hair at a nearby barbing saloon before the unfortunate incidence occurred.
Narrating the ordeal, another eyewitness who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, said, Mr. Sunday in particular was just arriving at the saloon located close to the joint, but as he was trying to park his motor bike, immediately these full armed men appeared and were asking everybody to lay down including people selling around the area.
Mr. Sunday, while sighting at them was about turning his motor bike to run away as he saw others running for safety but one of the robbers accosted him and asked him (Sunday) not to move an inch. That if he tried it he was going to shoot him. But Sunday out of fear and shock was still trying to make his way out of the place for escape, immediately the gunmen shot him twice at a closed range.
After shooting Mr. Sunday, they (robbers) started ransacking everybody, collecting their valuable items, money and phones, and while the operation was going on, the robbers proceeded to the room of one of the commercial sex workers, which building is attached to the beer parlor and ceased her phone, but as she tried to react by trying to get her phone back from the robbers, she was immediately shot in the process, the source said.
The second person who also died on the spot was hit by the straying bullets of the armed men as they were shooting sporadically. The remains of the two have since been deposited at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
Although, the Police have made some arrest in connection with the incident, our correspondent learned that further investigation is on-going to unravel all those involved in this crime.