Four armed robbers Monday attacked the Jos home of Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi, carting away valuables including a Toyota Highlander and cash.
However, the damage they caused was limited to material things as they took no life although they physically assaulted the father of the Nigeria midfielder.
Speaking from his base in Turkey, Onazi who was obviously shaken by the incident, disclosed that the bandits pretended to be courier men with a letter to be delivered to his father.
"Those robbers came, pretending they were there to deliver a letter to my dad at about 1.40pm on Monday(yesterday), as soon as he collected their fake letter and asked where it was coming from they swooped on him, tied his hands, beat him up, inflicting machete cuts on him in the process,” he recounted.
"They told him this is the first in a series of attacks that they will launch on our house and that I( Onazi) will be their target the next time.”
"They took their time to take some valuable materials including car and some cash but I am thankful to God they didn't do more than that," Onazi added.
Already, the brothers of the Super Eagles star and other family members have reported the incident to the police who have promised to bring the hoodlums to book and also help with the recovery of the stolen items.
Onazi's dad has also been discharged from hospital where he was treated for the injuries inflicted on him during the ordeal.