A hapless old man working as a security guard has suffered a major misfortune in the hands of robbers who attacked him while he worked and cut off his wrists.
A man in his 70s, Pa Jacob Ikilo, a security guard at a filling station at Eyaen village, on the Benin-Auchi Road was attacked at his place of work on February 29th at about 3am by armed robbers who came to rob the place.
Pa Jacob said he heard an unusual noise at the plant house and decided to go check it out. He said:
“When I was coming from the generator house, they surrounded me. They just cut off this my hand (left hand). As I shout, they said shut up and cut the other hand. I fell down and started asking them to leave me, that I was dying.”
One of the drivers of the company discovered Pa Jacob and raised the alarm. The company manager contacted the Egba Divisional Police Station to report the incident.
Pa Jacob is receiving treatment at the Orthopaedic Ward of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), where doctors are battling to save his right wrist which is being kept alive by a small blood vessel. He said his wrist requires N380,000 to be reattached.