Armed robbers on Monday, March 12, attacked staff of NNPC Mega filling station in Hotoro area of Kano state and made away with N16 million.
According to eyewitness report, the incident happened at about 8am when the staff were conveying the proceed of weekend sales to one of the commercial banks in the area.
Naija News learnt the suspected armed robbers attacked the vehicle conveying the money and snatched one of the sacks containing N16 million.
They also shot into the air to scare people away during the attack.
According to the witness, “All in all, there was over N26 million in the two sacks when the incident happened. ‘’The suspected robbers took away one of the sacks containing N16 million.”
The police public relations officer in the state, Mr. Magaji Majiya, who confirmed the incident, however, said the incident happened around Kwanar Mashaya when the vehicle conveying the money was negotiating a bend and was suddenly attacked by two suspected armed robbers.
The police PRO further revealed that two cashiers and their supervisor have been arrested in connection with the robbery incident.
“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.