Crime

Three policemen, four others die as armed robbers attack bullion van in Ibadan

THREE Policemen and four other people were feared killed on Thursday, after a team of armed robbers attacked a bullion van transporting money to a bank at Idi-Ape in Ibadan North East Local Government area of Oyo state.

 

It was gathered that the armed robbers, who were said to have dressed in police uniform, trailed the van to Idi-Ape and tried unsuccessfully to intercept the bullion van at the area.

 

It would be recalled that a similar robbery incident happened in 2008 in which scores were brutally killed.

 

Eyewitnesses, however, told our correspondent that the robbers allegedly fired several shots at the escort van in a bid to intercept the van and cart away the money. 

 

Unconfirmed reports said the robbers were not able to loot the van as the driver managed to escape with the van.

 

It was further learnt that the police command launched a manhunt for the fleeing robbers, with the assurance that they would be arrested.

 

All efforts to get police reaction was not successful, as the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Adewale Osifeso, did not pick his call or reply to the text message sent to his mobile line.

 

Vanguard 

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