Some armed robbers on Wednesday, attacked a bullion van in Ebonyi State, killing four police officers who were escorting the van.
The van was transporting money from Enugu to Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
It was gathered that the gunmen, tried unsuccessfully to intercept the bullion van at Ezzamgbo junction, in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi.
In their bid to intercept the van and cart away the money, the robbers reportedly, first fired at the escort van conveying the police officers killing four and injuring two.
The commissioner of police in Ebonyi , Philip Maku, who confirmed the incident, said the robbers trailed the van from Enugu State.
He said the robbers were not able to loot the van as the driver managed to escape with the van.
“They damaged one of the tires of the bullion van but the driver was able to escape with the van. They could not give chase as the driver was driving towards the military checkpoint ahead,” he said.
The Commissioner said the two injured policemen are receiving treatment while the corpses have been deposited at the mortuary.
He said the police have already launched a manhunt for the robbers.