Unknown gunmen on Wednesday, attacked a bullion van in Ebonyi state, killing four policemen and injuring two.
The incident happened at Ezzamgbo Junction, in Ohaukwu local government area of the state.
It was gathered that the armed robbers tried to intercept the bullion van which was conveying money to one of the new generation banks located at Ogoja road in Abakiliki.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Philip Maku confirmed the development.
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Maku explained that the robbers trailed the van from Enugu state.
He added that the robbers were not able to loot the van as the driver managed to maneuver the van out of the reach of the robbers.
“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”, he added.
The CP said the two injured policemen have been taken to hospital for treatment, while the deceased have been deposited at the mortuary.
He further stated the police command has launched a statewide manhunt for the fleeing robbers.