Gunmen attack bullion van, kill driver, policeman

Bullion Van

By Aderemi Bamgbose

Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday attacked a bullion van in Ore, Ondo state, killing the driver and a police officer.

Ondo Police Command confirmed the attack and the two deaths.

The attack occurred on Wednesday evening in the Costain axis of Ore town, Odigbo LGA, Ondo state.

This is barely two weeks after a bullion van was also attacked in the Emure-Ile axis of the state by suspected armed robbers.

According to an eyewitness: “The dare-devil armed robbers opened fire on the bullion van which was carrying an undisclosed amount of money and the police escort car.

“The bullion van driver and a policeman were shot dead in the process while the undisclosed amount of money in the bullion van was carted away by the gunmen after the attack.”

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Confirming the incident on phone, DSP Funmilayo Odunlami, said that the police are on the trail of the assailants.

She said that investigation has begun, urging residents with useful information to assist the police in the investigation that would lead to the arrest of the assailants.

“Yes, I can confirm to you that the driver of the bullion van and a police officer died in the attack, but the police have launched their investigation to trail the gunmen.

“We urge residents who have concrete information to come forward, we do not need them to drop their names but give us useful information that will lead to the arrest of the gunmen,” Odunlami urged.

However, she said that the corpses of the victims have been deposited at an undisclosed hospital morgue while those that sustained injuries were given necessary treatment.

NAN