- Armed robbers on Thursday, November 12, attacked a bullion van in Ajah area of Lagos state
- Two persons were reportedly killed in the incident
- The robbers were said to have carted away undisclosed millions of Naira
A report by The Nation indicates that two persons, including a motorcyclist, were feared killed after gunmen attacked a bullion van in Lagos on Thursday, November 12.
Legit.ng reports that the incident occurred along Addo road Ajah in Eti-Osa East Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
It was gathered that the gunmen who rode in milk Sienna vehicle, opened fire on the bullion van around 3 pm.
The newspaper noted that video footages of the incident showed the van riddled with bullets with its tires completed deflated.
It also noted that the corpse of a man identified as a motorcyclist whose bike laid nearby was seen while the other person’s blood was alleged to have stained the ground.
According to the report, eyewitnesses, who recorded videos as the robbery was ongoing, said the gunmen shot the carriage open and carted away the cash inside.
The armed robbers reportedly started firing the van from a distance but the driver refused to stop until he got to Blenco Supermarket area with his tires ruined.
A source, who claimed to have witnessed the incident, allegedly said:
“I witnessed a broad daylight robbery 10 minutes ago. A black bullion van was attacked. All the tyres of the van were shot at but the driver did not stop.
“Gunmen in Siena and carrying AK47 were shooting sporadically in front of Blenco between Ajah-Ado Road. Commuters using route should be cautious and alert."
It was gathered that the Area N command and Ajah police division were among those attacked and armoury looted by hoodlums during the violence that followed the #ENDSARS protests in the state.
Speaking on the incident, the Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, told The Nation that the information about the robbery was still sketchy.
“I am yet to get detailed information from the Area commander but so far, we have not received any report on the death.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Lagos state police command on Wednesday, November 11, disclosed that it gave a marching order to 10 of its top personnel.
It was reported that the state police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, made the disclosure in a statement by the state's police public relations officer, Muyiwa Adejobi.
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