Gunmen attack NNPC employees, cart away N16m

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Suspected armed robbers on Monday attacked employees of NNPC mega filling station in Hotoro area and carted away N16m.

An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano that the incident occurred when the employees were conveying the money to one of the commercial banks in the area.

The staff was conveying N26 million in two sacks to the commercial bank in the area, One of the sacks contained N16 million while the other contained over N10million.

However, the suspects snatched one of the sacks containing N16m, the eyewitness said.

It was gathered that soon after the suspects snatched the money, they shot sporadically in the air to scare people and fled the scene.

Confirming the attack, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Magaji Majiya, said, 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. The money they were conveying were from their sales on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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.

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