Robbers Kill Bank Manager & 4 Policemen, Cart Away Millions

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A gang of daredevil armed robbers on Wednesday shot and killed four policemen and a middle-aged man, said to be regional manager of a new generation bank at Igwurita community in the Ikwerre area of Rivers State.

The incident which took place at 9:45am at the Igwuruta roundabout forced motorists plying the Airport Road to speed off while those who were near the scene abandoned their cars and scampered for safety. Like the motorists, pedestrians using the Airport Road also took to their heels on hearing the sound of gunshots, to avoid being hit by stray bullets.

 

“The operation took place at the Igwuruta Roundabout. The armed robbers must have hidden somewhere waiting for the policemen to come out of the bank before they struck.”

A witness said the bank manager was one of those in the vehicle which was conveying an unspecified amount of money to a destination when the daredevil robbers struck and carted away the money stashed in a woven bag popularly called Ghana-must-go bag, after killing the manager and the policemen.

The state Police assistant public relations officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident, saying five people including four policemen and a bank manager were killed.

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She described the incident as an armed robbery attack but said security agencies had begun investigation with a view to apprehend the perpetrators and make them face the law. Police is on top of the situation.

 

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