Two police officers are killed when gunmen attack a Bullion Van in Ondo.

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Two police officers are killed when gunmen attack a Bullion Van in Ondo.

 

 

Two police officers are killed when gunmen attack a Bullion Van in Ondo.

In a bullion van attack in Ondo State, gunmen suspected of being armed robbers shot and killed two mobile police officers and one civilian.

The attack took place on Wednesday evening in the Costain axis of Ore, a commercial town in Ondo State’s Odigbo Local Government Area.

The attack was coming barely two weeks after a bullion van was also attacked in the Emure-Ile axis of the state by robbers.

According to sources, the dare-devil armed robbers opened fire on the bullion van and the escort van while on motion.

One of the sources said the bullion van was conveying an undisclosed amount of money to Rubber Estate, Araromi Obu, Odigbo Local Government when they ran into the robbers.

The robbers were said to have carted an unspecified amount of money after the attack.

With the attack being the third within the space of six weeks, a total of four policemen have so far been killed in the attacks.

Confirming the incident, the Spokesperson of the state Police Command, DSP Funmilayo Odunlami, said a policeman and the driver of the bullion van were killed in the attack.

While stating that investigation had begun, the PPRO said police were already on the trail of the robbers towards apprehending them.

The PPRO added that the remains of the deceased persons had been deposited at the morgue while those injured were already getting medical attention.

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