Information reaching 247ureports.com through sources in Nanka, Anambra State indicates that a Nigerian police officer may have been shot dead by armed robbers yesterday evening [Thursday, August 15, 2014] in Nanka following a robbery spree of surrounding petrol stations.
As gathered, the group of robbers who were reported by eyewitnesses to be heavily armed, swooped into some of the petrol stations located along the Awka/Ekwulobia road in Nanka, robbing the workers and killing some. One of the petrol stations robbed included, Johnyson Oil and Petrol Station located in Ifite village Nanka. Two female attendants were shot and injured while one other was shot dead on the spot.
While making their exist from the filling station, along the Awka/Ekwulobia road, the robbers ran into a police officer believed to be parked by the roadside at a mechanic shop. They shot the officer killing him instantly.
The robbers, who eyewitnesses said rode in a Japanese sports car, are believed to have escaped.
The identities of the injured and killed are not certain.
247ureports.com placed a call to the state police headquarters in Awka, the police public relations officer [PPRO] stated that he just assumed office yesterday – and so, will be need more time to respond.