A bank cash officer was among two people killed when armed robbers attacked a bullion van conveying cash from Umahia to Aba.
The incident happened Tuesday along Port Harcourt/Enugu highway, at Ntigha junction in Isiala Ngwa North LGA of Abia State.
Six Mobile Policemen attached to 28 PMF Umuahia and Counter Terrorist Unit base 4 Aba while escorting the bullion Van conveying cash from a new Generation Commercial Bank in Aba to Umuahia suddenly ran into an ambush mounted by armed robbers.
The armed robbers opened fire at the Bullion Van causing the vehicle to swerve into the bush where the Bank Cash Officer was shot dead by the hoodlums. The driver, however, escaped.
During a gun duel that ensued between the Police escorts and the hoodlums, one of the hoodlums was neutralized and his AK 47 rifle with ammunition laden in three magazines strapped together was recovered.
Three of the escort men sustained gun shot injuries and were subsequently rushed to the hospital.
A statement by the Abia Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Geoffery Ogbonna said the remains of the victims have been deposited at nearby mortuary.
The Police enjoined the public and proprietors of medical facilities in and outside the State to report any person (s) seen or presented with suspected gun shot injuries to the Police or any other Security Agency.