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Robbers attack bullion van, kill four policemen in Ebonyi



Gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers, on Wednesday attacked a bullion van in Ebonyi State, killing four policemen escorting the vehicle.

The incident happened at Ezzamgbo Junction, in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state, while the vehicle was transporting money from Enugu State to Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.

According to reports, the robbers, in a bid to intercept the van, first fired at the escort van conveying the policemen, killing four policemen and injuring two others.

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The Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, Philip Maku, while confirming the incident, said the robbers trailed the van from Enugu State.

He also revealed that the robbers were not able to loot the van as the driver managed to drive 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 a chase, as the driver drove towards the military checkpoint ahead,” the police boss said.

The CP also disclosed that the two injured policemen had been taken to hospital, while the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary.

He said the police had launched a manhunt for the fleeing robbers.

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