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DJ shot dead as armed robbers attack Abuja hotel

A gang of armed robbers raided a hotel located in the Gwarinpa area of the Federal Capital Territory, killing a disc jockey identified as Bashiru Dauda.

The robbers stormed the nightclub within the hotel in the early hours of Saturday, June 15, 2025. 

It was also gathered that some guests were subjected to the harrowing experience of being robbed of their valuables and personal belongings

A resident of the area who witnessed the incident identified simply as Sani said the incident had caused panic in the area, as incidents of armed robbery have become rampant.

“In the early hours of Saturday, some armed robbers attacked the Volcano Hotel at Gwarinpa. They robbed some guests in the hotel and took away their belongings. The money and phones of the guests were stolen,” the resident said. 

“A DJ was shot. He died at the hospital in Jabi. We have been experiencing a series of armed robbery incidents in Gwarinpa recently, and this particular one has heightened fears among residents.”

The spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, SP Josephine Adeh, who confirmed the incident on Sunday said that the police rushed to the scene immediately after receiving a distress call and found Dauda on the floor.

The PPRO said the police rushed the victim to Jabi hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

“On 15/06/2024 at about 05:07 am a distress call was received by the FCT Police Command that a robbery incident had taken place at Volcano Peak Court Hotel, 4th Avenue around 03:35 am,” the statement read.

“Operatives from the Gwarimpa Police Division immediately deployed to the scene, secured the premises, and discovered that one Bashir Dauda had been shot by the attackers.

“The victim was quickly rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, where doctors on duty confirmed him dead. The corpse was released on the request of the family to be buried according to Islamic rites.”

“Investigation is still ongoing in a bid to apprehend the culprits while further developments will be communicated in due course.

“The FCT Police Command advises residents to always be conscious of their surroundings, when  you notice suspicious activities, call the police immediately and we will respond swiftly. Again the FCT Police emergencies numbers are :0803 200 3913, 0806 158 1938.”

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