Four policemen escorting a bullion van from Enugu State to Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, have been confirmed dead following gunmen attack on Wednesday July 29.
The incident occurred at Ezzamgbo Junction in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state and it was gathered that the robbers first attacked the escort van conveying the policemen.
Four of the police officers were reportedly killed, while two sustained varying degrees of injury.
Ebonyi state’s commissioner of Police, Phillip Maku who confirmed the incident said the robbers trailed the bullion van from Enugu but were not able to gain access to it as its driver quickly drove 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 further disclosed that a manhunt has been launched to arrest the gunmen behind the attack.