The residents in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State, are beginning to live in fear after some armed robbers struck the area on Wednesday exactly 21 days after a similar incident jolted residents of the city.
According to reports from the police spokesperson in the state, Ikechukwu Chukwu, said that four armed men, driving in a car, trailed a businessman who withdrew some unspecified amount of cash from Zenith Bank branch along Oron Road.
He said the robbers attacked their victim along Oron Road, near the Mayflower School, a few metres away from the bank.
“The armed robbers opened fire on the man’s car, then the car entered gutter and that is how they were able to get the man and transferred money from the boot of his car into their own car,” Mr. Chukwu said.
Mr. Chukwu said that the police were investigating the robbery and that there was a stop-and-search operation going on within the city.
He said no life was lost in the incident.
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