From Noah Ebije, Kaduna
Gunmen said to be armed to the teeth on Sunday evening stormed Kaduna family house of the embattled chairman of the dissolved Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, allegedly in search of cash and ammunitions.
According to some residents on Kano street, Kawo new extension, Kaduna where the house is located, some of the gunmen came in milltary uniform, while others were in mufti.
Kaduna State Spokesman, ASP Aliyu Mukhtar confirmed the incident.
He said, “We got a report from DPO Kawo rgarding the raid on Maina’s house. But we are yet to confirm whether they are really officials of EFCC. Investigation is on going”.
Eyewitness account said they came in a Hilux van loaded with many men with guns and stationed in front of the house.
The gun wielding men were said to have begun surveillance of the area at 5PM till at 8PM when
another car with plain clothes forced the gate open and drove into the compound.
At this juncture, they met a security guard by name Imrana Ahmadu and quickly handcuffed him, just as they forced him to take them round the 4-bed room flat.
Speaking with journalists, the 22-year old Ahmadu said the gun men continued to ask him whether the house belong to Maina.
He also said that the gunmen told him that they were sent by Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to carry out search on the house for alleged hidden arms and ammunitions.
The security guard said, “They came in military uniforms and Hilux van with another small car after they had forced the gate open around 8.PM.
“They handcuffed me and started forcing doors open to the bed rooms, they turned everything upside down.
“They were communicating with somebody somewhere in Hausa, directing them to one room or the other where to find cash.
“They must have been disappointed because t the end, they found nothing, neither cash nor arms as they claimed.
“They now drove away with me and dumped me in the bush along Mando, close to Kaduna airport.
“They said I should go to any police station so that the police can unlock the handcuff on my hand.
“I hide my cuffed hand in my shirt, so that nobody should suspect me, and that was how I got commercial motorbike that took me to Kawo police station where the handcuff was unlocked.”