Bandits attack bullion van in Delta, cart away millions

By The Citizen
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Day devil criminals on Tuesday in Delta state attacked a moving bullion van and made away with cash running into several hundreds of millions of naira.

The incident which happened at Ubulu Okiti portion of Benin-Asaba exoressway in Delta State left one policeman killed and several of his colleagues and civilians critically injured.

According to a source when the rubbers intercepted the bullion van, a shootout ensued and passerby scampered for safety.

Witnesses said the gun battle  ensued as the robbers made to escape with the money and despite emergency calls,  there was no backup from the Police before the rubbers eventually made away with their loot.

The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the robbery however said nobody was killed.

She said, 'Several of our men and civilians were injured and are receiving treatment in hospitals.'She confirmed too that the robbers escaped with the money in the bullion van but could not say how much it was.