A police officer has been killed during a fire exchange between police officers and robbers at University of Malawi UNIMA in Zomba.

In an interview with Radio Islam Eastern region police public relations officer Joseph Sauka said the police received a tip that some robbers were planning to rob a van that carried cash to pay some security guards at the university.

Sauka said upon realizing that the van was accompanied by police officers the robbers started escaping which made the police to engage in fire exchange with the robbers.