A pickpocket has allegedly stolen the mobile phone of a former Nigerian vice president, Namadi Sambo, at the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Conference Center in Abuja.
Senator Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker, who made this known on Thursday, October 6, 2022, said someone breached the tight security line and stole Sambo’s phone at the ongoing late Governor Solomon Lar’s book launch in Abuja.
“It’s incredible that someone can breach the tight security line and steal the phone of the former VP Sambo at the ongoing late Governor Solomon Lar Book launch in Abuja,” Shehu wrote on his verified twitter handle.
Top dignitaries across the political spectre including ex-leaders and chieftains of political parties, business, and family associates are attending the event which is taking place at NAF Conference Centre, Kado, Abuja FCT.
Late Lar is the founding Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He held various offices at the national level for over 50 years. He was a member of the first national parliament when Nigeria gained independence in 1960.
He was elected governor of Plateau State on the Nigerian People’s Party (NPP) platform during the Nigerian Second Republic, holding office from October 1979 until the Military coup of December 31, 1983, that brought Muhammadu Buhari to power.
He died in 2013 at the age of 80.
In reaction to the post, a Twitter user @ifGodbifomi said, “I can’t believe someone can have that audacity to do that. It’s rather embarrassing. Habaa Nigeria.”
Another one, @Asadeeq98: “Definitely our in-security has gone far out of hand ya Allah ka kare mu (May God protect us) Amin”.
@pappy1653 said: “E go reach everyone that has kept mute on the bad condition of Nigeria”.