Suspected armed robbers on Monday attacked employees of an NNPC mega filling station in Hotoro, Kano state 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 gunmen 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 armed 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.