At the Ekwusigo-Ozubulu junction on the Onitsha-Owerri expressway in the early hours of today, October 21, three trucks carrying tomatoes and a personal vehicle were set on fire by unidentified gunmen.

The gunmen allegedly blocked the road in order to attack drivers using it. After robbing them, the gunmen set fire on the trucks and the personal vehicle before leaving.

The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident said:

”It is a case of armed robbery and arson. It was reported in the early hours of today. The hoodlums blocked the Onitsha-Owerri road expresssway by Ekwusigo-Ozubulu. Police quickly went to the scene. Before we got there, the armed robbers had already made away with personal belongings of the victims who were on transit and when they couldn’t get what they wanted, they set the trucks carrying tomato on fire”

According to Tochukwu, a personal vehicle and three trucks were burned. No casualties was recorded. According to him, the police have increased their patrols there and are working to arrest the perpetrators of the crime.

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