Rampaging armed robbers operating in Ogume, Kwale axis of Delta State, on Thursday night, allegedly robbed residents and raped women and children in the area.
Some of the victims were girls between six and seven years old. Although no death was recorded during the bandits’ invasion of the community, scores of the residents were allegedly injured.
Sources said the robbers had gone to some banks in Obiaruku to rob, but were chased away by security agents after a serious gun battle.
LEADERSHIP WEEKEND gathered that the robbers, who operated in an unregistered Toyota station wagon, began to rob people on sight. They later stopped over at Ogume and Kwale where they allegedly abused married women and teenage girls.