Armed Robbers Attack CBN Bullion Van – Two policemen have been killed after a Central Bank of Nigeria bullion van was attacked by robbers at Hawan Kibo hills, near Riyom in Plateau State.
The attack occurred around 8:30 am on Tuesday, with the bullion van heading to Lafia in Nasarawa state. They were ambushed by robbers who were dressed like soldiers, and two soldiers were killed in the ensuing battle, with 3 more injured.
“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,” spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, Terna Tyopev said.
He added that the vigorous response of his men prevented the robbers from getting away with any cash.