Gunmen attacked a bullion van moving from Enugu State to Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, on Wednesday, July 29, killing four policemen escorting the van and injuring two others in an attempted robbery.
The incident occurred at the Ezzamgbo Junction in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state. It was gathered that the robbers first attacked the escort van conveying the policemen. Four of the police officers were reportedly killed, while two sustained varying degrees of injury.
According to the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, Phillip Maku, the robbers trailed the bullion van from Enugu but were not able to gain access to it as its driver quickly drove out of the area.
Mr. Maku said, “They damaged one of the tires of the bullion van, but the driver was able to escape with the van. They could not give a chase, as the driver drove towards the military checkpoint ahead. A manhunt has been launched to arrest the gunmen behind the attack.”