Robbers attack CBN bullion van, kill 2 policemen, injure 3 others

Armed robbers, on Tuesday, attacked a bullion van belonging to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), at Hawan Kibo hills, near Riyom, in Plateau State, killing two policemen attached to the van as escorts.

The spokesman of Plateau State police command, Mr Terna Tyopev, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos, that the van was ambushed by the robbers.

He said three other policemen attached to the bullion van were injured.

He also said the bullion van was carrying money from Jos to Lafia in Nasawara State.

“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,” Tyopev told NAN.

The PPRO, however, stated that the robbers were not able to cart away money from the bullion van “because our men responded vigorously; they reacted firmly,” he said, adding that the police had commenced investigation to arrest the gunmen.