POS operators protest as another member was shot dead by gunmen in Abia state

POS operators protest as another member was shot dead by gunmen in Abia state


A POS operator identified as Ezinne Grace Iroh, has been killed at Ukaegbu Road, in Ogbor Hill area Abia state.

It was reported that three gunmen stormed the lady’s shop in a tricycle and shot her on the chest while struggling to protect a bag said to contain cash from her POS business which the gunmen also run away with.


The incident caused panic in the area as people run for safety, leaving Ezinne in a pool of blood. When the gunmen fled, sympathizers later took her to a nearby hospital but she gave up the ghost the next day.

And all efforts to get the reaction of the Commissioner of Police, Abia State, Mrs Janet Agbede, on the incident, was unsuccessful.


In a related development, Operators of POS, outlets in Abia State, have sent a save our soul message to the State Commissioner of Police over the incessant robbery attacks on their fellow members losing money and lives to the attacks.


A cross-section of the operators lamented that they have become soft targets to hoodlums and urged the police and other security agencies to protect their businesses.


Reacting to the attack on POS operators in the state, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, has disclosed that measures have been put in place to arrest the situation.

He charged tricycle operators to report the ones conspiring with the armed robbers among them to the security agencies or face the consequences.

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