An earlier incident in Port Harcourt where robbers attacked a branch of Diamond Bank Plc along Ikwerre Road, carting away N28 million.
Nov 5, 2011 – 2 Other Police Officers Shot Dead in Port Harcourt
According to daily times, heavily armed gunmen attacked a bullion van at Rukpoku Market, Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Friday making away with an undisclosed sum of money.
According to a witness at the scene of the incident, the robbers attacked the van at about 5.p.m, raining bullets into it. The sporadic gun shots by the hoodlums caused pandemonium in the area, as motorists abandoned their vehicles and pedestrians were thrown in confusion.
3 pedestrians were reportedly hit by stray bullets and two police officers were also shot dead.
A witness reported that the robbers sailed away with the undisclosed sum of money on a boat.
The State Police Commissioner, Suleiman Abba, who confirmed the incident, also confirmed the death of two police officers. He, however said that he was yet to get details of the incident and that the police was working to bring the miscreants to book.
This is the second time in less than a month that daredevil robbers have attacked in Port Harcourt. About three weeks ago, a gang of robbers struck a branch of Diamond Bank Plc along Ikwerre Road, where they attacked a Toyota Hilux truck belonging to an agricultural company, killing two persons and carting away N28 million.