Some gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have hijacked a bullion van in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, NAIJATABLOID experiences.
The bullion van was attacked at Idi Ape junction, reverse a personal college on Thursday afternoon.
Our correspondent gathered that the bullion van was attacked shortly after it left one of many banks in Ibadan, situated just a few metres away from the Testing Floor Police station which homes one of many space instructions of the Nigeria Police Pressure within the state.
Sources on the scene claimed two cops escorting the bullion van have been killed in the course of the assault.
The gunmen reportedly shot sporadically, scaring passersby whereas the operation lasted.
Residents of Ibadan on listening to of the assault had despatched emergency messages to their family members to avoid the realm.
One of many messages reads, “Breaking…Please watch out. Financial institution Theft at Idi Ape, BANK ROBBERY: KINDLY KEEP OFF IWO ROAD TESTING GROUND POLICE STATION AREA, IDI APÈ AREA WHERE SERIOUS ROBBERY IS HAPPENING NOW. BEWARE AND BE WISE. BEST REGARDS”.
A video of the incident obtained by NAIJATABLOID on Thursday confirmed that the armed robbers operated for a number of minutes.
A resident of Ibadan who requested to not be named mentioned some harmless individuals have been additionally killed in the course of the assault.
“They killed the policemen and a few harmless residents.
“The bullion van was attacked on the Idi-Ape junction, reverse Mary Hills.
“Troopers are actually within the space”.
However, all efforts made by NAIJATABLOID to get a response from the Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Adewale Osifeso proved abortive.
A number of calls put by way of to his cell phone weren’t answered.
Additionally, an SMS despatched to Osifeso asking for his response has not been replied to as of the time of submitting this report. Supply: DailyPost