Just In: Policeman, Driver Shot Dead as Gunmen Attack Bullion Van in Ondo, Cart Money Away

Just In: Policeman, Driver Shot Dead as Gunmen Attack Bullion Van in Ondo, Cart Money Away

  • Suspected robbers have launched a daring attack in Ondo state which led to the death of a police officer and a driver
  • The gunmen shot the driver of a bullion van and the policeman to death on Wednesday, August 25, and carted away an undisclosed amount of money
  • The Ondo state police command has confirmed the attack, adding that efforts are ongoing to arrest the criminals

Ore, Ondo state - The police command in Ondo state has reportedly confirmed the attack on a bullion van in Ore by unknown gunmen.

Daily Nigerian reported that the police also confirmed the killing of the bullion van driver and a policeman during the attack.

Policeman, Driver Shot Dead as Gunmen Attack Bullion Van in Ondo
The police command in Ondo state confirms the attack on a bullion van in Ore by unknown gunmen. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Legit.ng gathers that the attack occurred on Wednesday evening, August 25, in the Costain axis of the commercial town of Ore, Odigbo local government area of the state.

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Recall that the attack occurred barely two weeks after a bullion van was also attacked in the Emure-Ile axis of the state by suspected armed robbers.

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An eye witness said:

“The dare-devil armed robbers opened fire on the bullion van which was carrying an undisclosed amount of money and the police escort car.
“The bullion van driver and a policeman were shot dead in the process while the undisclosed amount of money in the bullion van was carted away by the gunmen after the attack.”

DSP Funmilayo Odunlami who confirmed the ugly incident said that the police are on the trail of the assailants, PM News also reported.

She said that investigation has begun, urging residents with useful information to assist the police in the investigation that would lead to the arrest of the assailants.

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According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the attack is the third in six weeks, as no fewer than four policemen had so far been killed in such attacks.

Armed robbers attack bank, kill five persons in Osun

In a related development, robbers stormed Okuku town in Odo-Otin local government area of Osun state and invaded a new generation bank in the community.

The armed robbers on Thursday, March 11, arrived at the bank around noon shooting sporadically into the air to create fear and scare residents away for them to perpetrate their crime.

The state police command's spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident where at least five persons were reported dead.

Police AIG lauds Akeredolu over establishment of Amotekun

In another report, the Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has been commended for the creation of the local security network better known as Amotekun.

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The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 17, Ene Okon, commended the Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, for his doggedness in the creation of Amotekun.

Okon stated that Akeredolu had laid a solid foundation for community policing with the establishment of the local security network.

Source: Legit

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