The Chief Accountant in the Office of the Niger State Head of Service, Idris Abdullahi was attacked on Monday by gunmen who snatched over N9.5 million from him.
Abdullahi was said to be returning from the bank where he went to with the money around 10:30 am.
The money was reportedly meant for the overhead expenses of the Office of the Head of Service.
An eyewitness told The Nation that the gunmen blocked the chief accountant’s car when he got to the secretariat’s gate. Then they shot sporadically and removed the money from the car before escaping.
It was gathered that the shooting caused pandemonium, as everyone, including guards, ran for safety.
The eyewitness said the hoodlums drove towards the Customs office, along the western bypass where they abandoned their car, hijacked another vehicle and drove off.
Police spokesman Abubakar Muhammad described the incident as unfortunate.
He said: “We are trailing them and we will make sure that we arrest them because we have relayed the information to all Police points across the state.”