Armed robbers on Thursday invaded the Jos Zonal office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), broke all the offices and carted away valuable items.
The robbers, who scaled the office’s fence around 3.30 a.m., tied the security man on duty before carrying out their operations.
Among the items stolen were NAN’s official camera, a Nikon D300, three HP laptops, two digital cameras, a voice recorder and many other personal effects of some staff.
Yakubu Umar, the security man on duty, told our correspondent that he was on a routine patrol of the compound when he noticed the robbers breaking windows from behind the main building.
“They immediately grabbed me, beat me up and tied me down.
“After tying me down, they embarked on their operation while I writhed in pains.
“It was after they left that I managed to crawl to the gate; my cries drew the attention of security men guarding other offices at the other side of the road, who later reached out to my colleagues,’’ he said.
The Zonal Manager, Ephraims Sheyin, described it as “very shocking”.