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Sam Amuka Robbers assault Vanguard publisher, raid home

The robbers, numbering five, reportedly carted away mobile phone, electronic gadgets and other valuables owned by the oldest practicing media professional in Nigeria.

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Publisher of Vanguard Newspaper,  Sam Amuka was assaulted on Saturday, June 5, 2016 as gunmen invaded his Lagos residence in Anthony area.

According to a report by Vanguard Newspaper, the armed robbers who were fully armed assaulted the octogenarian by using iron rods and some dangerous weapons on him.

The robbers, numbering five, reportedly carted away mobile phone, electronic gadgets and other valuables owned by the oldest practicing media professional in Nigeria.

The hoodlums reportedly stormed the one-storey building located on Adebayo Mukuolu Street at about 1.30 am in a Toyota car. They parked their vehicle close to the gate with one of the gang members inside, while others scaled the high walls of the publisher’s expansive compound,” the report said.

Continuing, 'They cut the burglary roof of one of the windows with chisel, from where they gained access into one of the sitting rooms… when they could not open the entrance door leading to his bedroom, they broke the ceiling and succeeded in getting in.”

'Two of them were armed with pistols, while the rest had iron rods, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons,' a witness was quoted as saying.

The sad occurrence happened ahead of the publisher’s trip to South Africa, it was further gathered.

Before he established Vanguard in 1983, Amuka worked as an editor at PUNCH, which he co-founded. He was also an editor at Daily Times.

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