Armed robbers attack NNPC employees, cart away N16m

Suspected gunmen 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 happened at 8a.m. when the employees were conveying the money to one of the commercial banks in the area.

The suspects were said to have attacked the vehicle conveying the money and snatched one of the sacks containing N16m.

According to the eyewitness, one of the two sacks contained N16m and the other, over N10m.

“All in all, there was over N26m in the two sacks when the incident happened.

‘’The suspected robbers took away one of the sacks containing N16m, ”he said.

It was gathered that the robbers snatched the money and shot continuously into the air to scare people and fled.

When contacted, the Kano Police Public Relations Officer, SP Magaji Majiya, confirmed the incident.

He, however, 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.

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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92 Replies to “Armed robbers attack NNPC employees, cart away N16m”

  1. I smell conspiracy, someone, somehow must have let the cat out of the bag. I mean that an insider must have masterminded the whole crime.

  2. This kind of money is in the hand of few while people are crying that there is no money in the country. Well it is a pity.

  3. How they got to know that the bag contains 16million.I smell conspiracy.The police should do a thorough job. so as to fish out the culprit and not suffer innocent people

  4. Hmm! Nigeria ehn, how did the rubbers knows the highest amount in a sack to cart away with.. Something is fishing.

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