Thieves made their way into the residence of a Nigerian governor and stole a sum of 31 million naira (about 72,000 USD), the local Channels TV website reports.
The incident took place on Thursday, August 11 at the Accounts Section of Katsina State Government House, an official confirmed.
Katsina is located in northwestern Nigeria.
The Director-General to the governor on New Media, Alhaji Al-Amin Isah, told journalists that some of the suspects were already in police custody undergoing investigation.
“Yes, it’s true that some money was alleged to have been stolen as you have asked. We have already reported the matter to the police for investigation. I can not tell you the exact figure now, but those in the best position will give you more updates, please,” he added.
The amount quoted was given to the Channels TV by persons they described as inside sources.
The station said this is the second time such an incident is happening at the Katsina Government House.
In January 2020, a similar incident occurred when unknown persons allegedly broke into the office of the former Secretary to the Government of Katsina State (SGS), Mustapha Inuwa, and made away with N16 million, a Channels TV report said.