Attack on bullion van: Police confirm killing of personnel

The Police Command in Delta on Wednesday confirmed an attack on a bullion van by  suspected armed robbers.

The police said the attack occurred at  Ubulu-Okiti axis of Asaba-Benin express road, killing a police officer and two others.

The spokesperson of the police command in Delta,  DSP Bright Edefe, who  confirmed  the newsmen in Asaba, said the took on Tuesday.

He,  however, said the command had yet get full details of the .

“I can the attack on the bullion on Tuesday, but as I speak with you, we have yet get full details of what happened,” Edefe said.

A community source, who pleaded anonymity, had  told newsmen  the succeeded in robbing the bullion van, after overpowering the police escorts attached to the van.

“The hoodlums blocked the van at Ubulu-Okiti and started and  the police escorts returned .

“However, the armed robbers during the gun duel, killed a  police man and  two market women who were hit by stray bullets.

“They succeeded in emptying the bullion van and made away with the cash in a get-away car,” the source said.(NAN)