Armed men attack two bank officials mistaken for security agents

Gunmen suspected of being members of the illegal Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Friday attacked two bank employees mistaken for security agents in Anambra State. The victims, Karo Simon and her driver, were on their way to Awka in a navy blue Toyota Hilux when the gunmen, who mistook them for police officers, came out of a bush and shot at them. The incident occurred around 1 pm in Awka-Etiti, Idemili Sur local government area of ​​the state. Mr. Simon is the head of the south-east and south-south security unit for a new generation bank. “On February 18, I cheated death when IPOB/ESN ambushed me on my way to Awka, Anambra State. God kept me alive. They wanted to kill me simply because I was driving a hilux,” Simon said through a twitter Post, Friday night. A video clip posted by Mr Simon on the microblogging site showed the truck riddled with bullet holes. The truck has a light bar on the roof, similar to the type seen on police patrol vehicles, but Mr Simon said the light was not on and the siren was not on either. He said they were driving through the area for their routine homework when the attack happened. Simon told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday that he was told by soldiers at a military checkpoint near the scene of the attack that the gunmen had been targeting people and vehicles believed to be security agencies. The soldiers, according to him, said that the gunmen have a camp in the area. “Today, I had my own share of attacks,” he said, adding that he and his driver managed to escape unharmed. Police spokesman in Anambra state, Tochukwu Ikenga, said he was not aware of the attack. “I don’t have the details. I will relay calls and get back to you,” Ikenga told PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday morning. Recently there have been new attacks against security agencies in southeastern Nigeria. An officer from the National Drug Control Agency was shot dead on Sunday in Ebonyi state. Three policemen were shot dead by gunmen about six days ago on the Enugu-Abakaliki highway in Ebonyi. The three officers were shot in front of the Ezillo police station, where they were at a checkpoint along the expressway. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Armed men attack two bank officials mistaken for security agents