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A staff of a new generation bank and an armed robbery suspect have been killed in an ambush mounted by armed robbers along Port Harcourt/Enugu highway by Ntigha junction in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State on Tuesday.

A bullion van conveying cash from one new generation commercial Banks in Aba to Umuahia was being escorted by six Mobile Policemen attached to 28 PMF Umuahia and Counter Terrorist Unit Base 4 Aba and intercepted by armed robbers.

The armed robbers opened fire on the bullion Van, forcing the driver to swerve into the bush where the Bank Cash Officer was shot dead by the hoodlums while the driver escaped.

The State Police Spokesperson, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, who made this known in a statement, said the Police neutralized one of the armed robbers.

“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. However, three of the escort men sustained gunshot injuries and were rushed to the hospital.

“Meanwhile, the corpses of the deceased bank staff and neutralized hoodlum were deposited at the morgue for preservation while the investigation lasts,” he stated.

The Police are appealing to the public and proprietors of medical facilities in and outside the State to report any person (s) seen with suspected gunshot injuries to the Police or any other Security Agencies.

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