Armed robbers kill soldier in Benin, carted away ‘Ghana-Must-Go’ bag loaded with cash

Armed robbers have killed a soldier during a robbery operation which took place at the First Eastern Circular and Akpakpaba Roads intersection in Benin City, Edo State Capital, on Wednesday, and carted away ‘Ghana-Must-Go’ bags believed to have been loaded with cash

Penpushing reports that the Edo State Police Command Public Relations Officer Chidi Nwabuzor ,confirmed this development to journalists, adding that the soldier was shot dead by suspected armed robbers who attacked the patrol van conveying the soldier and two of his colleagues.

The police spokesperson explained that the patrol van itself was escorting another van loaded with bags said to be loaded with cash, adding that investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the attack was ongoing.

‘A good Nigerian reported the incident at the police station covering that neighbourhood. The hoodlums carted away ‘Ghana-Must-Go’ bags believed to have been loaded with cash from the van. Since they were in their patrol vehicle, they should have been armed. The assailants acted on information’, Nwabuzor added.

Penpushing further reports that a witness account has it that the assailants, numbering four, drove against the traffic flow in an unmarked Toyota Camry car as they headed toward the army vehicle, adding that two of the assailants alighted from the vehicle and opened fire on the soldiers.

‘The soldiers jumped out of the vehicle but one of them was hit by bullets and could not escape from the scene. Many people would have died if the soldiers had responded to the hail of bullets shot at them as the area is a busy spot for business activities,” the witness said.

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