Armed Robbers missed bullion van (Photos)

Armed Robbers missed a bullion van bringing cash in the bank

The armed robbers who attacked branches of First Bank and Access Bank in Apomu and Ikire areas of Osun State on Wednesday targeted a bullion van bringing cash to the banks

Naijasays have gathered that the robbers missed their target, as they had already laid ambush before the bullion van bringing money to the bank in the state 

The well-coordinated attacks, which took place at four different spots in the two towns, left no fewer injured and seven people dead

A source near the Ikire branch of First Bank said the robbery was unsuccessful, adding that the gunmen could not also gain access to the bank’s vault before they were repelled

Naijasays observed that the robbers threw dynamite into the palace of the Akire of Ikire during the operation, though no one was injured

An eyewitness, who did not want to be identified, said the robbers entered through Ikoyi town and demobilized the Armoured Personnel Carrier stationed at the entrance of the town, and shot dead a police officer

Having split into three groups, the gang, it was learned, moved on motorcycles carrying three men each, who moved to Ikire and Apomu, where they launched coordinated attacks on a branch of Access Bank in Apomu, a branch of First Bank, and the police divisional headquarters both in Ikire, where a police inspector and two community policing officers were killed

In an interview with PUNCH Metro on the premises of the divisional police headquarters in Ikire on Thursday, a resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he was at the station when the robbers struck

According to him, the robbers arrived at the police station some minutes after 6 pm on a motorcycle and hid their weapons in a sack

He added that immediately they alighted, the robbers shot a police inspector said to be carrying arms, and a constabulary that had just completed his duty. Both men died on the spot

Another constabulary that just resumed duty was also reportedly shot dead on the premises of the division, as the robbers advanced into the station.

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