A bullion van in Ebonyi State was attacked by gunmen at Ezzamgbo Junction, in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state as four policemen escorting the vehicle lost their lives.
The robbers in a bid to intercept the van first fired at the escort van conveying the policemen, shoot death four of the police officers, while two sustained varying degrees of injury.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Philip Maku, confirmed the incident saying;
“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 said.
The CP said the two injured policemen had been taken to hospital, while the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary.