- Unidentified armed men unleashed terror on guard at the pro-government daily ‘Le Matin’ Newspaper by locking him inside a bathroom before breaking and robbing the paper’s offices in Abidjan.
The robbers went away with the paper’s valuables, including cash amounting to CFA 3.5 million (about US $2,270. The thieves also carried along sensitive documents of the paper, television set, four cameras and other equipment.
Police in Abidjan have been launching investigations into the robbery.
The paper’s security guard, Tra Bi Roland, told the Accra-based Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) that the attackers dressed in military attire and armed with AK 47 rifles and pistols.
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