The Abia State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a staff of new generation bank and a police officer when armed robbers attacked a bullion van conveying money from Aba to Umuahia.
Wakadaily gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday along Port Harcourt – Enugu highway, at Ntigha junction in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State.
The Abia State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Geoffrey Ogbonna, in a statement said, “Based on a distress call, teams of tactical operatives were dispatched to the scene. At the scene, one Inspector from the Counter Terrorist Unit, CTU, base 4 Aba, was met and he stated that he along with five others while escorting a bullion van from Ogukwu streets Aba to Umuahia ran into a gang of armed robbers who had barricaded the high way and were firing sporadically.
“Efforts made to stop the bullion van and escort vehicle yielded no dividend as the driver veered into the bush
“The Cash Officer accompanying the bullion van was shot dead on the spot, three policemen on escort sustained bullet injuries while one of the armed robbers was neutralized and his AK 47, rifle with 90 rounds of ammunition was recovered.
According to him, “The injured policemen were rushed to the hospital while the deceased, are deposited in the morgue for preservation. An investigation has commenced.”