A security guard, whose identity was yet to be ascertained was yesterday shot dead by armed robbers in a petrol station in Awka, Anambra State.
The robbers, numbering two, were said to have stormed the petrol station, located around the temporary site of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, with a hummer bus at about 2 am.
It was gathered that the gunmen killed the security guard in the course of the robbery operation. His corpse was evacuated by police operatives who arrived the scene later. Investigation into the incident has commenced.
A source who revealed this to our correspondent said;
“The robbers gunned down the guard after struggling with him in a bid to gain access to the filling station.”
The owner of the petrol station, who identified himself as Uche, said the robbers carted away huge amount of money and other valuables from the station, while killing the young and hardworking young man in the process.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said the command had recovered the vehicle used by the robbers in the operation. He said;
“The police has already commenced investigation into the robbery, while the suspects were being trailed,”