Forty suspected yahoo boys dressed in white on Friday tried to gain entrance into an estate in Abuja at about 11:45pm.
The incident occurred at the Mab Global Estate in the Gwarinpa area of the Federal Capital Territory.
The suspected yahoo boys told the security personnel who stopped them from gaining entrance that they were going for a party at a plot where no celebration was occurring, Punch reports.
The suspected fraudsters were alleged to be with bags that looked like they were going for a ritual.
The Chief Security Officer of the estate, Denis Omala, said they left after they were stopped from gaining entrance.
He added that they returned around 2:30am, forcing him to call for reinforcement to subdue them.
He said: “Over 40 suspected Yahoo boys attempted to breach the estate security on Friday night.
“They dressed in white attempted to gain entrance into the estate around 11:45 pm but were not allowed in.
“They could not provide the requisite information on the particular house number that was expected. We turned them back. They returned strong in a convoy of 15 cars carrying over 40 people in white around 2:30 am.
“They became aggressive as they attempted to forcibly penetrate the estate. We had to call in all the security men and some residents to prevent them from breaching the peace of the estate.”
The Chairman of the Estate, Emeka Ihedioha said he had to rush to the gate to make sure the boys were not given entrance.