Gunmen fled away with millions as they attack Bureau de change operator

On November 4th, 2018  which was yesterday, Gunmen operating on a motorcycle attacked a female bureau de change operator in Aba, Abia State, getting away with millions in foreign currency.

The incident occurred at Market road, which serves as the hub of bureau de change business in the city.

The woman was trailed to the area by the gunmen and was said to have arrived aba with huge amount of foreign currencies. On arriving the area, the gunmen shot the woman as she refused to hand over her bag to them and fled.

It was gathered that the woman died being rushed to a private hospital in the city. However, Abai State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, in a telephone interview, disclosed that the woman survived the attack.


A bureau de change operator, said the gunmen carted away cash worth millions of naira in various foreign currencies.

“Usually, we go outside the state to source for money. The woman went to one of the Central Bank’s branches in the Southeast to source for money.

“You know that this is festive period where a lot of people come to black market to change dollar and bills. People who are travelling outside the country do come here while people who come back for X-mass also come here to change money.

“So, this time, our members do go to any state to look for what they will use for business this season. I was told that the woman was coming from a car when she was accosted by men wielding gun. They shot her and left with all the money that she came back with.”

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