Robbers attack bullion van, kill police escorts

Posted by News Express | 16 August 2016 | 3,276 times

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At least two policemen have been killed and three others injured after armed robbers attacked a bullion van belonging to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), near Riyom in Plateau State.

The incident occurred on Tuesday at Hawan Kibo hills.

Spokesman of Plateau Police Command, Terna Tyopev, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that the robbers ambushed the van.

The two policemen killed were attached to the van as escorts.

Tyopev said three other policemen attached to the bullion van were injured during the incident.

He said the bullion van was carrying money from Jos to Lafia in Nasawara State.

“It was a clear case of ambush; they were attacked unexpectedly.

“Policemen escorting the bullion van repelled the attack; unfortunately we lost two of our men on the spot, while three other were badly injured,” Tyopev said.

The PPRO however stated that the robbers were not able to cart away money from the bullion van “because our men responded vigorously; they reacted firmly,” he said, adding that the police had commenced investigation to arrest the gun men. (NAN)

Source: News Express

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