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.

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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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