Ebonyi Bullion Van Attack: Soldier, dismissed colleague, five others arrested

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The police have arrested seven suspects involved in the robbery attack on a bullion van and the killing of four policemen in Ebonyi State. According to a report obtained on Tuesday, the arrests were made barely five days after the incident.

Among those apprehended for the attack were two soldiers – one in active service and the other dismissed. It had been reported that the bullion van was being escorted by policemen to one of the first-generation banks along Ogoja Road in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital on Wednesday last week before it came under attack.

Following the incident, the police launched a ‘serious manhunt’ of the assailants which led to their arrest in less than one week. The operation was carried out by police detectives attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), with support from the Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU).

While on the operation, the police team arrested one Alfred Robinson on Saturday last week in Asaba, the Delta State capital. The 45-year-old suspect is said to be a native of Gelegele town in Ovia North Local Government Area of Edo State.

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