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JUST IN; Two people feared killed as armed robbers attack bullion van in ambush

Armed robbers have reportedly killed two persons when a bullion van was attacked on Thursday evening by gunmen at Elemosho Village along Akure-Ondo highway in Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The bullion van, It was gathered was going towards Akure when the robbers attacked it and made away with some money

Witnesses said the operation lasted about 20 minutes.

One of them 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 but it was not sure whether the other two survived it.”


Men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun were said to have arrived the scene and took the surviving victim to the hospital.

Commander of the Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who confirmed the incident, however said no life was lost in the attack.

Adeleye said: “When we got the information, my men moved in there and met one of the persons that were shot at the scene and we have taken him to the hospital.”

Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, said the robbers ran away before the security operatives got there .

He said investigation has commenced into the incident.

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