Two policemen killed as armed robbers attack CBN bullion van in Plateau

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

The spokesman of Plateau Police Command, Mr Terna Tyopev, told newsmen in Jos that the van was ambushed by the robbers. He said that three other policemen attached to the bullion van were injured.

He said that 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 pressmen.

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 gun men.

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