Insecurity: How robbers waylaid, attacked bullion van in Ondo
May 6, 2021
* Two feared dead as undisclosed sum of money carted away
Two persons were feared killed as some men suspected to be armed robbers attacked a bullion van at Elemosho Village along Akure-Ondo Expressway in Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday evening.
According to an eyewitness, the robbers waylaid and attacked the bullion van belonging to one of the commercial banks, which was heading towards Akure the state capital about 5 pm, and made away with an undisclosed sum of money.
The eyewitness said in the operation which lasted about 20 minutes, the robbers shot three people and ran away into the bush.
On hearing the sporadic gunshots, the villagers were said to have run into the bush for safety.
He said, “The robbers came to the scene in a Lexus car and waylaid the convoy of the bullion van. They vandalised two out of the three vehicles in the convoy with bullets. They shot three people before they ran away into the bush. One of the victims was alive while it was not sure whether the other two survived it.”
The eyewitness added that the men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun, were invited to the scene and took one victim to the hospital.
In a reaction, the Commander of the Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who confirmed the incident, said his men took one of the people that were shot to the hospital.
He also said there was no life lost in the attack.
Adeleye said, “When we got the information, my men moved in there and met one of the persons that were shot at the scene and we have taken him to the hospital.”
Similarly, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, said the robbers had run away before the security men got to the scene.
He said the command had commenced investigation into the incident and the detectives from the command had been on the trail of the attackers.
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