#ENDSARS: Abuja Automobile Sellers Recount Ordeal, Say Thugs In Police Autos Attacked Them
A number of the victims of current assaults by hoodlums in Apo mechanic village in Abuja have narrated their ordeal after they escaped dying by a whisker.
Experiences estimated that over N200 million value of automobiles and properties had been burnt past recognition in the course of the assaults.
A number of the traumatised victims described the assault as a deliberate try and hold them out of enterprise.
A sufferer, who craved anonymity whereas talking to Newsmen in Abuja on Friday, alleged that the thugs had been conveyed in police vehicles to the realm to launch the assault.
He added that the hoodlums attacked them with weapons shortly after they disembarked from the police automobiles.
He revealed that certainly one of his apprentices managed to drive away a Toyota Sienna from the scene of the assault.
A automobile seller, who was additionally a sufferer, Chukwujekwu Irechwukwu, put the price of the automobiles that had been vandalised in his stand at N78 Million.
He stated, “On Monday, we noticed a bunch of individuals with weapons. They began breaking the glass of our automobiles, setting them on hearth.
“We couldn’t stand up to them. They had been able to kill, and there have been a lot of them. So, we needed to run for our lives. They killed many individuals, whereas others sustained accidents.
“The burnt vehicles don’t belong to the protesters. We aren’t even a part of the protest. We’re simply right here doing our enterprise.”
He appealed to the federal government to return to their assist to allow them to repay the homeowners of the vehicles who delivered the automobiles to them on the market.
The Chairman, Apo Merchants Affiliation, Mr John Chimeze Ife, claimed that over N200 million value of automobiles and properties had been misplaced to the hoodlums.
He stated, “I have to painfully say that we now have misplaced not lower than N200 million value of vehicles and properties to the hoodlums who got here from nowhere to assault us. We by no means belong to the EndSARS protesters. We now have been right here for a really very long time, we’re peaceable individuals, and we’ll stay so.
“We’re utilizing this chance to plead with the FCT administration to present us a greater place to construct our mechanic village in order that we are able to additionally fence it appropriately to keep away from disasters like this.”