Policeman, civilian killed as robbers attack bullion van again in Ondo
Posted by News Express | 26 August 2021 | 66 times
Dare-devil armed robbers have attacked another bullion van on the outskirts of Ondo State along the Lagos-Ore expressway.
The robbers were said to have opened fire on the bullion van at about 1pm on Wednesday, while on its way to Araromi-Obu in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo from Edo State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ondo, Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident via a telephone conversation.
She stated that the robbers killed two persons – a policeman attached to the van and the driver of the vehicle.
Odunlami added that two other policemen on the team sustained gunshot injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
She disclosed that the remains of the policeman and the driver killed have been deposited at a mortuary in the state.
The command’s spokesperson also confirmed that the robbers succeeded in carting away an unspecified amount of cash from the bullion van.
She said a detachment of policemen has been drafted to the area and the operatives were on the trail of the robbers.
Wednesday’s robbery comes a week after a bullion van was attacked at the Emure-Ile Junction along the Akure-Owo Highway.
A policeman was also shot during the incident which occurred on Wednesday last week, although the bullion van was not conveying any cash when it was attacked by robbers.
Source: News Express
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