Four policemen killed in Ebonyi as gunmen attack Bullion Van

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No fewer than four policemen were on Wednesday shot dead at Ezzamgbo junction in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state when a group of unknown gunmen attacked a bullion van moving money from Enugu to Abakaliki, the state capital.

Two other police officers reportedly sustained varying degrees of injuries. The policemen were escorting the van.

Eyewitness account had it that the gunmen had attempted to intercept the bullion van at the Ezzamgbo junction where a construction work is still ongoing.

However, when their effort failed even after firing at the van, they finally demobilized the van by firing at the tyres.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Philip Maku who confirmed the incident said the gunmen followed the van from Enugu.

The CP however disclosed that the robbers could not succeed in looting the van as the driver, managed to drive out of the area the tyres were demobilized.

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“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.

 

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