…the robbers were not able to loot the Van – Ebonyi CP
EBONYI-Unknown Gunmen on Wednesday attacked a Bullion Van heading to Ebonyi and killed four Policemen escorting the vehicle.
The Bullion van was reportedly conveying huge cash from Enugu State before the ugly incident occurred.
The gunmen, first of all made attempt to intercept the bullion van at Ezzamgbo Junction, in Ohaukwu local government area by firing at the escort van conveying the Policemen.
Two Policemen sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The Commissioner of Police in the State, Philip Maku confirmed the incident.
According to him, the robbers trailed the van from Enugu state.
He said the robbers were not able to loot the van as the driver managed to maneuver the van out of the area.
“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 to the van as the driver was driving towards the Military checkpoint ahead”
The CP said the two injured Policemen have been taken to hospital for treatment while the deceased have been deposited at the mortuary.
The Commissioner of Police stated that the Police has launched a manhunt to capture the fleeing armed robbers.