Armed robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Some men, suspected to be armed robbers, on Thursday evening, attacked a bullion van at Elemosho Village along the Akure-Ondo Expressway in Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State, making away with an undisclosed sum of money.

According to a witness, the robbers waylaid and attacked the bullion van belonging to one commercial bank, as it headed towards Akure at about 5 p.m.

The witness said in the operation, which lasted for about 20 minutes, the robbers shot three people and disappeared into the bush.

He said the villagers abandoned their houses and ran into the bush for safety on hearing the sporadic gunshots.

“The robbers came to the scene in a Lexus car and waylaid the convoy, riddled 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.

“Men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun, were invited to the scene and took one victim to the hospital,” the eyewitness added.

In a reaction, the Commander of the Amotekun team, Adetunji Adeleye, who confirmed the incident, said his men took one of the injured persons to the hospital. He also said there was no life lost in the attack.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Tee-Leo Ikoro, said the robbers had run away before the security men got to the scene.

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