Former NAFDAC DG escapes armed bandits attack in Makurdi


By Titus Atondu, Makurdi

Thee former Director General of National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration Control(NAFDAC), Dr Paul Orhi has  escaped attack on him by suspected bandits.

Nigerian NewsDirect reports that according to sources, four men suspected to be bandits armed  with pistols and machete forced themselves into  his house located behind Nigeria Television Authority, Makurdi.

As soon as the suspected armed men forcefully entered the house, they attempted to attack the  security personnel at the post but were repel by policemen.

Dr Orhi who spoke to Nigerian NewsDirect on phone confirmed the attack on him but said that the policemen on duty repel them.

“Early this morning, precisely 1.05am, some four men armed with pistols and machetes came to my residence in Makurdi and went straight to the security posts in am attempt to disarm my security personnel.

“During the ensuing struggle, the policemen started shooting which caused the intruders to run for their lives”, Orhi said.

The former NAFDAC director general said that machetes and pistol cartridge loaded with six bullets and three foot  wears were left behind by the intruders.

Orhi further said that all the items recovered have been handled over to SARS office in Makurdi.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the State Command, DSP, Catherine Anene confirmed the incident, said she has received the report.

PPRO further explained that there was an attempt by the bandits  but the policemen in the area were at alert so they were unable to execute their criminal plan.