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Armed Robbers On Rampage in Anambra, Killed Petrol Attendant And Policeman


From Ignatius Okpara, Awka

A police officer (names withheld) attached to Nanka station in Orumba North local government council of Anambra state, was on Thursday evening allegedly shot dead by armed robbers who raided a petrol station in the area.

A source who craved anonymity told African Examiner that the heavily armed robbery gang swooped on the petrol station located along the Awka/Ekwulobia road in Nanka, robbed the attendants as well as opened fire on some staff of the gas outlet.

The petrol station (Johnyson Oil and Petrol Station) stormed by the bloodthirsty robbers is located in Ifite village, Nanka.

Eyewitness accounts revealed to African Examiner’s correspondent that two female attendants were shot and injured while one was shot dead during the operation.

African Examiner source also disclosed while escaping from the filling station, along the Awka/Ekwulobia road, the hoodlums ran into a police officer believed to have parked by the roadside at a mechanic workshop, immediately opened fire on him. The officer it was gathered died instantly.

The robbers, according to the eyewitnesses rode in a sports car and were believed to have escaped unhurt.

Our correspondent sought the reaction of the Anambra state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Emeka Chukwuemeka, but effort proved abortive as his mobile line did not go through.




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