Suspected robbers have attacked some residents of Abuja at a traffic intersection near the National Mosque.

One of the victims, who spoke to City News on condition of anonymity, said the suspects attacked him at about 7:30pm while on his way home from his office in Utako.

He said the robbers  hid in the shrubs at an undeveloped plot opposite the mosque and pounced on him.

“As I stopped by the traffic light at the junction, two men appeared from the banana plantation in an undeveloped plot, robbed me and returned into the banana grove,” he said.

Another resident, Mohammed Haruna, who frequents the area, said many people have allegedly been robbed in a similar fashion at the spot.

He said the victims were pounced upon by the hoodlums when they slowed down before the speed breakers or were waiting for the traffic light.

Reacting, the Wuse Divisional Police Officer, CSP Yakubu Sule, said the reports were not true, insisting that the area was well policed.

“Before I came, it was an issue but I have  posted officers on stop and search duty in the area,” he said, adding that the incident did not happen as no such report was lodged at the station.

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