#ENDSARS: Abuja car dealers tell sad tragedy, attacked by thugs in police cars
Some people who were badly hurt at the hands of thugs during the #EndSARS protests spoke of their sad ordeal.
According to SaharaReporters, some of the victims of the recent bandit attacks in the mechanical village of Apo in Abuja told their stories after narrowly escaping death.
The attacks reportedly burned more than 200 million vehicles and property beyond recognition.
Some of the injured victims described the attack as a deliberate attempt to take them out of business.
One victim, who asked to remain anonymous when speaking with Sahara Reporter in Abuja on Friday, said the perpetrators were taken to the area in police trucks to launch the attack.
He added that the criminals attacked them with weapons shortly after they got out of the police cars.
He said that one of his students managed to get the Toyota Sienna away from the attack site.
The car dealer who was also the victim, Chukwujekwu Irechwukwu, estimated the cost of vandalism at his booth at 78 million N.
He said: “On Monday we saw a group of armed men. Glass began to be broken in our cars and set on fire.
“We couldn’t resist them. They were ready to kill, and there were many of them. So we had to run to save our lives. They killed many people, others were injured.
“The burned-out cars do not belong to the protesters. We don’t even take part in the protest. We’re just minding our own business here. “
He asked the government to come to their aid to allow them to pay the car owners who provided him with cars for sale.
President of the Association of Apo Traders Mr. John Chimez Ife said the mobsters lost over 200 million vehicles and property.
He said, “I have to say with pain that we lost at least $ 200 million in cars and property due to thugs who came out of nowhere to attack us. We never belong to the EndSARS protesters. We have been here for a long time, we are peaceful people and will remain so.
“We are using this opportunity to plead with the FCT administration to provide us with a better location to build our mechanical village so that we can also properly fence it off to avoid such disasters.”