Two killed as Lagos suffers first Bullion Van Armed Robbery in decades


Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, on Thursday suffered a major armed robbery attack on a bullion van in which two people were feared killed.

The last time a bullion van was attacked on Lagos road was about two decades ago.

The Thursday’s attack disrupted activities on Ado road in Ajah, Eti-Osa Local Government, when the gunmen attacked the bullion van and carted away the huge sum of cash found in it.

During the attack that lasted for several minutes, atleast two persons were said to have been killed by the gunmen who eyewitness said trailed the bullion van to entrance of Blanco Supermarket where the cash was moved away.

Nigerian Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Lagos Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on what transpired at the scene, he promised to call back after getting a proper brief on the incident.

It was gathered that the gunmen, aside from vandalizing the bullion van, also attacked a water tanker, forcing the driver and motor-boy to scamper for safety.

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