Two feared killed as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo
Two persons were feared killed as some men suspected to be armed robbers attacked a bullion van at Elemosho Village along Akure-Ondo Expressway in Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday evening.
According to an eyewitness, the robbers waylaid and attacked the bullion van belonging to one of the commercial banks, which was heading towards Akure the state capital about 5 pm, and made away with an undisclosed sum of money.
The eyewitness said in the operation which lasted about 20 minutes, the robbers shot three people and ran away into the bush.
On hearing the sporadic gunshots, the villagers were said to have run into the bush for safety.
He said, “The robbers came to the scene in a Lexus car and waylaid the convoy of the bullion van. They vandalised two out of the three vehicles in the convoy with bullets. They shot three people before they ran away into the bush. One of the victims was alive while it was not sure whether the other two survived it.”
The eyewitness added that the men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun, were invited to the scene and took one victim to the hospital.
Confirming the incident, the state Commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, said three people were shot by the armed robbers, but only one of the victims was met at the scene
He, however, his men rushed the victim to a hospital in Ondo town for medical attention.
Similarly, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, said the robbers had run away before the security men got to the scene.
He said the command had commenced investigation into the incident and the detectives from the command had been on the trail of the attackers.
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