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Gunmen Attack Bullion Van, Kill Policeman In Ebonyi

Gunmen on Wednesday, attacked a bullion van in Ebonyi state and killed four Policemen escorting the vehicle.

The gunmen, it was gathered, tried to intercept the bullion van at Ezzamgbo Junction, in Ohaukwu local government area.

The van was transporting money from Enugu to Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital.

The armed Robbers in a bid to intercept the van and cart away the money in it, first fired at the escourt van carrying the Policemen.

Four of the Police officers were killed in the process while two sustained varying degrees of injuries.

Police Commissioner 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 manouvre 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.

Mr Maku said the Police has launched a manhunt for the fleeing robbers.

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