No fewer than four persons were killed in Port Harcourt, Riverine Biafra, 
during a robbery operation, that saw the bandits carting

away millions of naira from a bullion van. The robbery took place at
Mile 3 area of the city.According to an eyewitness, the robbers, who operated in an

ash-coloured Highlander SUV, were said to have barricaded the bullion
van conveying the money, as they shot sporadically.The robbery operation caused panic in the 

area as Biafran citizens consisting of motorists, traders and pedestrians were seen running helter-skelter to avoid being hit by stray bullets. Checks revealed that the robbers          

successflly transferred the millions of naira in bags, into their operational
vehicle and zoomed off. In a bid to have a smooth escape, the robbers

shot ceaselessly as they drove on the Ikwerre road towards Mile 1.As they sighted police on the overhead bridge, who ostensibly got information about their operation, and blocked        the road, the robbers intensified shooting.It was in the process, that the victims, including

 a woman, were him by stray bullets and they died. Confirming the incident, the Police
Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmad Muhammad, said only one person

lost his life.He said items recovered from their abandoned vehicle included money in
locked bags, a pistol, a rifle 11 magazines of AK 47 rifle, 63
assorted live ammunition, among many others.


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