Unknown gunmen on Wednesday, attacked a bullion van conveying huge cash from Enugu to Ebonyi State.
The gunmen reportedly killed four policemen escorting the vehicle.
The dare-devil armed robbers, first of all, made attempt to intercept the bullion van. This was at Ezzamgbo Junction, in Ohaukwu local government area. The daring robbers did this by firing at the escort van carrying the policemen.
Four of the police officers were escorting the bullion van were killed in the process, while two sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Philip Maku confirmed the armed robbery incident.
According to him, the robbers trailed the van from Enugu State. He said the armed robbers were not able to loot the van as the driver managed to manoeuvre 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 armed robbers.