Suspected armed robbers on Monday attacked employees of an NNPC mega filling station in Hotoro, Kano state and carted away N16m.
An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano that the incident happened at 8a.m. when the employees were conveying the money to one of the commercial banks in the area.
The gunmen were said to have attacked the vehicle conveying the money and snatched one of the sacks containing N16m.
According to the eyewitness, one of the two sacks contained N16m and the other, over N10m.
“All in all, there was over N26m in the two sacks when the incident happened.
‘’The suspected robbers took away one of the sacks containing N16m, ”he said.
It was gathered that the armed robbers snatched the money and shot continuously into the air to scare people and fled.
When contacted, the Kano Police Public Relations Officer, SP Magaji Majiya, confirmed the incident.
He, however, said the incident happened around Kwanar Mashaya when the vehicle conveying the money was negotiating a bend and suddenly, two suspected armed robbers attacked it.
Majiya said in the process, the suspects snatched one of the bags containing N16m.
He said three suspected staff of the NNPC mega station have been arrested in connection with the robbery, saying that the money was for Friday, Saturday and Sunday sales.
“As I am talking to you now, cashier one, two and their supervisor have been arrested in connection with the robbery.
‘’Investigation into the matter has commenced. with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects,’’ he said.