One policeman killed, two injured in bullion van attack


Gunmen have killed one policeman and injured two others during an attack on a bullion van at Ubulu-Okiti axis along the Benin/Asaba expressway, Aniocha North LGA, Delta State.

It was gathered one other lady was feared dead in the attack on Tuesday.

It was learnt about ten bandits came out of a bush upon sighting the bullion van, shooting sporadically until the bullion van and escorts stopped.

A source said the gunmen succeeded in carting away undisclosed cash from the van while a female passenger of a bus was killed by a stray bullet from the gunfight.

The source, who pleaded anonymity, said the attack caused serious traffic grid on the ever busy expressway.

The Acting Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO in the State Police Command, Mr Bright Edafe confirmed the attack.

Edafe said a policeman was killed while two other injured policemen have been discharged from the Federal Medical Centre Asaba.


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