It was gathered that the Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the attack on a bullion van by some suspected armed robbers in Igwuruta, Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer DSP Omoni Nnamdi disclosed that the bullion van had been recovered but the robbers made away with millions of naira.
Nnamdi said the suspected armed robbers in a Toyota Highlander SUV shot at police officers escorting the bullion van and made away with undisclosed amount of money suspected to be in millions of Naira.
The police spokesman said the recovered bullion van is now in the custody of the police at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad headquarters.
Nnamdi also disclosed that a combined team of security personnel are now on the trail of the armed robbers in Ikwerre and adjourning local government areas.
Some witnesses of the incident said that the suspected armed robbers shot sporadically into the air before carting away the money.