4 policemen killed, others injured as robbers open hearth on bullion in Ebonyi

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The Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Command, CP Philip Maku, on Wednesday, confirmed the killing of 4 gallant law enforcement officials by armed robbers at Ezzangbo junction, in Ohaukwu LGA of the state.

CP Maku mentioned the officers accompanied a bullion van, which was coming from Enugu to Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.

He famous that two different law enforcement officials equally sustained severe bullet accidents.

DAILY POST gathered that the robbers focused the law enforcement officials first earlier than opening hearth on the bullion van.

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It was additionally learnt that the robbers tried to intercept the bullion van at busy junction the place the state authorities is at present constructing flyovers.

The robbers in a bid to intercept the van and cart away the cash, first fired on the escort van carrying the Policemen earlier than hitting on the bullion van tire.

CP Maku mentioned that the robbers trailed the van from Enugu State.

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He mentioned that the robbers weren’t capable of loot the van as the driving force managed to drive the van out of the realm.

In line with him: “They broken one of many tires of the bullion van however the driver was capable of escape with the van. They may chase the van as the driving force was driving in direction of the navy checkpoint forward,” he mentioned.

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The CP mentioned the 2 injured Policemen have been taken to hospital for therapy whereas the deceased have been deposited on the mortuary.

Mr. Maku mentioned the Police have launched a manhunt for the fleeing robbers.

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