Two people have been reportedly killed after some dare-devil robbers attacked a bullion van at Ofosu town, along Ore-Shagamu-Benin expressway, in Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State.
This is coming barely two weeks after a bullion van was attacked at Emure Ile in Owo Local Government Area of the state.
The latest attack brings the number of bullion van robberies in the state to four, including one bank robbery, in the last two months.
According to reports, the gunmen attacked the bullion van while it was heading towards Ore, from Benin, Edo State.
While some reports claimed that three persons were killed during the incident, including two policemen and a civilian, others claimed that five people were killed, including policemen and bank officials, who accompanied the bullion van.
It was gathered that the robbers laid ambush for the van’s convoy, which belonged to a branch of one of the commercial banks in the state.
The bandits were said to have carted away undisclosed amount of money in the bullion van.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami, also confirmed the incident in a statement, adding that two people were killed.
She identified the deceased as a policeman and the bullion van driver.
“The incident happened at Ofosu when the bullion van was coming from Benin and going to Araromi Obu. One policeman and the driver of the bullion van were killed,” she said.
The police spokesperson said investigation had commenced into the incident, while men of the command were already on the trail of the hoodlums.