Robbers Attack Bullion Van And Cart Away Millions In Cash

Insider conspiracy is suspected in the armed robbery attack where robbers waylaid a bullion van carrying millions of naira.

It was a bad day for policemen escorting a bullion van purportedly belonging to an old generation bank as they were waylaid by dare-devil armed robbers who opened fire on the team before making away with the cash-laden van at Elemoso village along Ondo-Akure Road in the Ondo East Local Government Area of the state.

The robbers who were said to have laid ambush for the van, were said to have  escaped with undisclosed amount of money.

Reports have it that the bullion van and the escort vehicle were found ridden with bullets after the incident which was said to have occurred at about 4.50pm.

An eyewitness reported that the policemen that escorted the bullion van were caught unawares after the armed robbers rained bullets on the police escort vehicle and the bullion van simultaneously.

He said:

The policemen and the driver of the van took to their heels immediately the hoodlums opened fire on them. The operation lasted for just about seven minutes.

The speed breaker erected on the highway helped the armed men. They overtook the vans and opened fire on the policemen before they could realise what was going on. The men were better equipped because they operated with confidence.

The Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Isaac Eke, described the attack as shocking, adding that the police had launched a manhunt to track and arrest the robbers.

The command suspects conspiracy in the attack. Official booking of security was not made at the Police Operations Department before the assignment was carried out.

Also, none of the escort police officers in the convoy had reported to the station. Their whereabouts remained unknown.

But we will soon arrest and bring the hoodlums to book. All law abiding citizens are advised to go about their lawful business.

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