Three persons have been confirmed dead in a well coordinated attack on bullion van in Ibadan.
9Janewshub.com.ng reports that It has been confirmed that two police officers, one yet to be identified motorist(onlooker) have been confirmed dead in a well coordinated Bullion van attack in Ibadan.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso in press statement made available to Journalists on the development on Thursday evening stated that, today Thursday 10th February, 2022 at about 1345hrs, a group of masked armed robbers about Ten (10) in numbers trailed, targeted and attacked a bullion van around traffic light area, Idi-Ape junction Agodi, Ibadan.
The statement further confirmed that the Armed Robbers engaged the Police Officers escorting the bullion van and in the process, an undisclosed amount of money was carted away.
In swift response, the Police equally neutralized one of the armed robbers while some were believed to have escaped with multiple gunshot injuries.
Consequently, a civilian onlooker was hit by stray bullet and died at the scene while two Police officers later died in the hospital as a result of gunshot injuries sustained. Four (4) others including Two (2) Police officers are responding to treatment. The statement concluded.
The citizenry are hereby enjoined not to panic as efforts are in top gear to track down and apprehend the criminal gang, the Oyo State Police Command seeks the cooperation of the good people of the State in providing necessary information to help maintain the relative peace and tranquility being enjoyed in the State. As always, if you see something, say something.
CP. Onadeko who visited the scene for on-the-spot-assessment hinted that the gunmen trailed the bullion van from where it took the money from to where it want to dispense it, point out that they were well prepared for the attack.
She said: “You can see the amotekun, the police men, everyone is here working hand in hand so that we can get the people involved and get the root of what has happened today.”
“I will give more information on this when we finally get the details of what actually happened”
“One of the police men on escort with the bullion van shot dead one of the robbers and they carried the robber that was shot with them”
“First of all I have to say it’s an unfortunate incident, we just finished the retreat and I am coming from the airport directly here”
“It was a coordinated attack but we are still trying to find out what actually happened because they trailed the bullion van from where it took the money from and where it want to dispense it, we could see the shot they made, they were indeed prepared”
“We can’t actually say what went wrong now, all the exit and borders that leads to oyo state have all been blocked so we are trying our possible best to get them to know what actually happened.”
“I am still trying to assess the situation and to find out what actually happened but I can tell you sure that two of my men were shot. Let’s just do our investigation and then we will be able to tell you and give you more details,” she said.