Four people, including a point-of-sale (PoS) operator, were hospitalized last Friday, January 28, after suspected criminals attacked them at a PoS terminal in Bauchi State’s Zaki Local Government Area (LGA), inflicting gunshot wounds on them.
According to reports, the gunmen stormed the PoS terminal while residents rushed to get their hands on the new Naira notes.
The criminals opened fire, injuring four people. The victims were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Azare, where they are being treated.
Abdullahi Haruna, a PoS operator, said
“I had a bag of money with me. They asked me to give them the money at gunpoint, or else they would kill me, so I gave them the bag full of money.”
One of the other victims, Lamaran Bappah, said he went to the terminal to swap his old notes with new ones as his wedding was fast approaching.
“It was money I saved in preparation for my marriage” he said
Confirming the incident, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Aminu Alhassan, said one suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident.