Armed robbers yesterday afternoon attacked a bullion van in the Idi Ape area of Ibadan, Oyo State, shooting two policemen and two others dead and making away with an unspecified amount of money.

The seven masked thieves attacked the cash vehicle which was said to be coming from the Iwo Road area of the city, it was said.

They shot the van open and took away money from it, an eyewitness said.

Bullet marks were seen on the bullion van.

The attack, which lasted about 20 minutes, caused panic in the area.

Residnts fled and motorists abandoned the vehicles and took cover, it was said.

Policemen and officials of the state security network codenamed Amotekun Corps later arrived at the scene.

Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, said she could not confirm the number of policemen who died in the attack.

“You can see the Amotekun, the policemen, everyone is here working hand in hand so that we can get the people involved and get to the root of what has happened. It was a coordinated attack but I will give more information on this when we finally get the details,” she said.

Onadeko also said one of the robbers was shot dead and his body taken away by his men.

Wisdom Bassey

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