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No less than N4.5 million cash has been stolen from the office of MTN Nigeria in Tudun Wada area of Birnin Kebbi, as three armed robbers reportedly invaded the premises on Wednesday.

According to the Public Relations Officer, Kebbi Police Command, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, who confirmed the incident, investigations are currently ongoing to apprehend the persons involved in the crime.

MTN’s comment: Speaking about the incident, the State Manager of MTN Nigeria, Ibrahim Dasuki said that the robbers stormed the shop around 2.pm on Wednesday in a Toyota saloon car with Bauchi state number plate and took away about N4.5 million.

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Dasuki said that immediately the armed robbers stormed the premises, they ordered all the people outside the office to lay down while wielding their guns, one of which was an AK 47. He explained that while this was going on, one of the robbers was stationed outside, holding those laying down hostage at gunpoint. Dasuki explained that the remaining two shot into the air immediately after they gained entry into the office and demanded money.

Commenting further, Dasuki said that it was evident that the robbers trailed one of the staff members from a bank, where he had gone to withdraw money for office transactions.

“As soon as they got into the office, they demanded the money by asking where is the money, where is the money? “They carted away the money in less than five minutes’ operation; they stole over N4.5 million,” the manager said.

About MTN Group: MTN Group Limited, formerly M-Cell, is a South African multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in many African, European and Asian countries. Its head office is in Johannesburg. It is the eighth largest mobile network operator in the world and the largest in Africa.

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