A major manhunt is underway for a group of men, who posed as policemen and robbed a Nigerian delegate in Johannesburg, a report said on Thursday

The delegate, Gabriel Gundo, is in the city to attend the 25th African Union (AU) summit.

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Police have confirmed that the taxi transporting Gundo was stopped on Marlboro Drive outside the suburb of Sandton while driving from OR Tambo International Airport.

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Police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini said the assailants produced police identification and took 570 dollars from the Nigerian but did not hurt him.

The elite Hawks crime-fighting unit is now investigating whether the robbery was planned or if Gundo’s vehicle was followed from the airport.

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The summit, which kicked off on Sunday is being held at the Sandton Convention Centre until June 15.