By Uzair Adam Imam
A 25-year-old mechanic, Yahaya Muhammad Galadima, has recounted how he got his two hands cut off by unknown gunmen Tuesday on his way back from Agbabo along Rukubi before Yeluwa in Nassarawa State.
Galadima was reported to have been attacked while returning home from Rukubi after fixing a client’s J5 vehicle.
Narrating the incident, Galadima said that the incident occurred around 8 pm on Tuesday.
He said, “It happened around 8 pm on Tuesday night. I was with one of my boys, Salisu Haruna, who followed me to Rukubi, in Doma Local Government Area of the state. We went there on my motorcycle to work in one of my customer’s houses as his J5 had developed some mechanical fault.
“While on our way back from Agbabo along Rukubi before Yeluwa, all of a sudden, we were ambushed. Before we knew what was happening both of us felt off my motorcycle and my boy sustained some injuries on his left leg. However, they didn’t hurt my boy.”
He added that after they succeeded in stopping them, “They started shooting sporadically into the air, asking that I should give them money. I immediately handed over all the money I had on me, including his mobile phone.”
He also disclosed that after they had inflicted several matchete wounds on him, they snatched his motorcycle.
“Before asking them what was wrong, they cut off my two hands,” he added.
Asked if his boy was also attacked, Galadima explained saying, “My boy was not hurt at all. He was watching helplessly how they cut off my hand.”
The victim is currently receiving medical care at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, in Lafia Local Government.
ASP Nansel Ramhan, the Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, said the command was yet to be informed about the unfortunate incident.