Robbers kill policeman,others in Port Harcourt
The Guardian gathered that the victims had just made huge withdrawal and were heading home when they were attacked by the bandits who may have capitalised on the perennial hold-up in that axis of the city.
Eyewitnesses said that the hoodlums, who had trailed the deceased trio, shot directly into their car, before carting away the money.
It was further gathered that the robbers drove a Toyota Camry car, but because of the thick traffic, parked few metres away from the Rivers Transport Company (RTC) and walked to their targets’ vehicle.
The identity of the dead police escort, however, could not be ascertained as at press time.
According an eyewitness who gave his name as Emma, “the police escort was the main target of the robbery gang, because they first shot him dead, before killing the driver of the Honda car and the owner of the large sum,” he said.
Another eyewitness said: “The hoodlums parked at the back because of traffic; they then trekked to where the Honda car they attacked was parked and killed the official, the policeman and the driver instantly.