The police said the armed robbers may have been tipped-off.
The Enugu Police Command on Tuesday said it has started investigating the robbery attack that left two people dead and two others injured.
Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES, the spokesperson for the command, Amarazu Lawrence, said the attack was obviously due to a tip-off on money and valuables moved by an MTN driver who was shot dead during the robbery.
“The issue was that there was an alleged robbery attack; it’s so obvious that the people were trailed; people who knew about whatever there were carrying. They were carrying some money and valuables too but it was not to the knowledge of security agencies,” Mr. Lawrence said.
He noted that the command has opened up investigation on the matter and advised citizens to seek security backup from agencies when moving huge sum of money or valuables.
“We have opened up an investigation with a view to find out what actually transpired, what could have led to this; who and who knew about the money and valuables being moved.
At the same time we want to appeal to people, we are here to secure lives and citizen’s property and nothing stops you from contacting the police for the level of security you deserve if you want to move your valuables from one point to another. I strongly believe that if they had done that these people that trailed them wouldn’t have been able to succeed,” he said.
On Monday, two people were killed while two others were injured in a robbery attack on Mbanugo bus stop, Enugu.
The robbers, four of them, operating from a yellow taxi, opened fire on a man driving a car branded with telecoms company, MTN’s logo. They also shot at a tricycle (keke) driver simply identified as Praise.
The robbers’ bullet hit the tricycle driver in the head as he tried to run for safety.
Two others, who were shot on the leg during the attack, were taken to a nearby hospital
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