Friend mourn bank official, Igwe .o. Igwe, killed in Abia bullion van robbery attack (photo)
The bank cash officer who was killed in a bullion van robbery attack in Abia State has been identified as Igwe .O. Igwe.
The incident occurred at about 1:13pm on Tuesday, July 26, at Ntigha junction along the Port Harcourt-Enugu Highway in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of the state.
The bullion van, which was escorted by six policemen, was conveying cash from a commercial bank in Aba to Umuahia when it ran into an ambush by armed robbers.
Following the ambush, the armed robbers opened fire on the van while the driver swerved into the bush. The gunmen later shot and killed the banker, although the driver fled the scene.
In a swift reaction, the police escorts engaged the armed robbers in a shootout, leading to the death of one of the criminals while his AK 47 rifle and three magazines strapped together were recovered.