Policeman and civilian killed in another bullion van attack in Ondo

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Another bullion van attack took place on the outskirts of Ondo State along the Lagos-Ore expressway, at about 1pm on Wednesday August 25.

The bullion van was on its way to Araromi-Obu in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo from Edo State, when the attack occurred.


The state police spokesperson, Funmilayo Odunlami said the robbers killed two persons; a policeman attached to the van and the driver of the vehicle. They also carted away an unspecified amount of cash from the bullion van.


Two other policemen on the team sustained gunshot injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Remains of the policeman and the driver killed have been deposited at a mortuary in the state.


Odunlami also revealed that a detachment of policemen have been drafted to the area and they are on the trail of the robbers.


This is coming barely a week after a bullion van was attacked at the Emure-Ile Junction along the Akure-Owo Highway.