23 year old automobile mechanic, Mr Yahaya Mohammed Galadima of Kilema in Lafia the Nasarawa State capital whose two hands were cut off by suspected hoodlums has appealed to the state government to intensify efforts to deployment of security personnel to the rural areas to check incessant criminal activities in the communities.
Mr Yahaya Mohammed made the appeal in Lafia while narrating his ordeal in the hands of the suspected robbers.
Friday 28 January 2022 was just like any other day for 23 year Mr Yahaya Mohammed, a father of 3 kids who earned a living as an auto-mabile mechanic .
He was full of hope for all the good fortunes the day would bring forth for him from his hand work until he left his workshop in Kilema, Lafia the Nasarawa State capital to fix a broken down vehicle in a village along Yelwa – Rukubi road in Doma Local Government Area of the state.
A visit, Mr Yahaya Mohammed landed in the hospital with his two hands cut off by the suspected hoodlums.
Speaking with Radio Nigeria, Mr Yahaya Mohammed explained that he was returning to Lafia together with his 13 year apprentice on his motorcycle between 7 and 8 o’clock in the night when a group of five armed persons flagged him down by flashing a torch light .
He stated that when he attempted to beat the blockade they mounted on the road, one of them hit him with a log of wood where they fell down.
According to Mr Yahaya Mohammed, they robbed him of his telephone handset, his money and the motorcycle and left him lying on the ground. After a while, one of them came back and started matcheting him. He tried to block his head from the matchet cuts but his two hands were cut off by his attackers.
Mr. Yahaya Mohammed noted that his life had been shattered as according to him, his trade as a mechanic which he used to make between 5 and 10 thousand Naira daily had come to a painful end.
Mother of the victim, Hajiya Ramatu Adamu who spoke amidst tears pointed out that her son was the breadwinner of the family noting that the attack had left her devastated.
When the Police Public Relations Officer of the state, ASP Ramhan Nansel was contacted for comment, he said the matter had not been officially reported to the command.