Again, gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Wednesday attacked bullion van in Ore, headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State and killed at least two persons including one policeman and a civilian.
The incident which was the third in the last one month, happened around 3 pm when the armed men opened fire on the bullion van around Costain area, killing two policemen and a bank worker.
According to a source who spoke to Nigerian Tribune, the gunmen opened fire on the bullion van while in motion, forcing the driver of the van to stop abruptly after being shot dead
The source said the bullion van was conveying undisclosed amount of money to Ore when they ran into the hail of bullets of the suspected armed robbers who had laid ambush for them.
He, however, could not ascertain if the armed men made away with cash from the bullion van but said the hoodlums who operated for about 20 minutes searched the vehicle before leaving the area.
The attack is the third within the space of six weeks, where a total of four policemen had so far been killed in the various attacks.
A bullion van was also attacked some ten days ago in Emure Ile in the Owo Local Government Area of the state
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Funmi Odunlami, who confirmed the incident said a policeman and the driver of the vehicle were killed while two other policemen were injured.
She explained that the bullion van was coming from Benin, Edo state and going to the rubber estate in Araromi obu, when the armed men who were in two Sienna buses attacked them, killing the driver of the bullion van instantly.
The PPRO said the armed robbers made away with an unspecified amount of money during the attack.
She, however, said police from the state command had commenced investigation on the incident while detectives are on the trail of the armed men.