Gunmen attack bullion van, kill policeman
Gunmen have killed four policemen escorting a bullion van in Ebonyi.
The gunmen, The Nation gathered, tried to intercept the van at Ezzamgbo junction, in Ohaukwu local government area.
The van was transporting money from Enugu to Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital.
The armed robbers, it was also learnt, fired at the escort van carrying the policemen.
Four of the police officers were killed immediately while two sustained carrying degrees of injuries.
Police Commissioner Philip Maku confirmed the incident.
He said the robbers were not able to loot the van as the driver managed to outmanouvre it 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.
Maku said the Police have launched a manhunt for the fleeing robbers.