If you can, please avoid using the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) at odd hours and in deserted locations.

This is one big lesson Tina Osaretin learnt on Wednesday morning.

Tina is a meat seller and she went to the ATM stand by 6.00 a.m. to withdraw cash for her to get to the abattoir early.

But she was attacked and robbed by gunmen while operating the machine despite being in a bank along Uselu-Lagos road.

“When I got to the stand, I saw two young boys standing on the left and right side, about the ages of 15 and 16.

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“I knew something was wrong when I inserted my card. The boys stood behind me immediately. One said: “cooperate, if not I go shoot you.’’

“They collected N150, 000 from me, but I thank God I was not shot, she said.

Tina pleaded with the Edo Government to provide more security personnel, especially during these ember months.

She said Nigeria would be a better place if corruption and stealing could be tackled.

Efforts of NAN correspondent to reach the Public Relations Officer of Zone 5 Police Command in Edo State proved abortive.

While we wait for Tina's dream of a safe country to come true, it is better we take precaution to keep us and our loved ones safe.

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