Suspected armed robbers on Wednesday attacked a bullion van transporting money from Enugu to Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital killing four police officers escorting the vehicle during the operations.
Penpushing reports that, the gunmen, trailed the van from Enugu and, tried unsuccessfully to intercept the bullion van at Ezzamgbo junction, in Ohaukwu Local Government Area, while in a bid to intercept the van and cart away the money fired several shots at the escort van conveying the police officers.
The commissioner of police in the state, Philip Maku, confirmed the incident, adding that the robbers were not able to loot the van as the driver managed to escape with the van, stating that the two injured policemen are receiving treatment while the corpses have been deposited at the mortuary..
“They damaged one of the tires of the bullion van but the driver was able to escape with the van. They could not give chase as the driver was driving towards the military checkpoint ahead,” he said.
Penpushing further reports that as at the time of filing this reports, the police commissioner said the command had launched a manhunt for the fleeing robbers, with assurance that they(bandits) would be arrested.