Gunmen ambush bullion van in Lagos, kill 2

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Two persons, including a motorcyclist, were feared killed after gunmen attacked a bullion van in Lagos on Thursday.

The incident occurred along Addo road Ajah in Eti-Osa East Local Council Development Area (LCDA) close to a popular supermarket, Blenco.

It was gathered that the gunmen who rode in milk Sienna vehicle, opened fire on the bullion van around 3 pm at the tyres to stop the vehicle, and also the lock of the cash storage.

Video footage showed the attacked armoured Toyota Hilux riddled with bullets with its tires completed deflated.

It also noted that the corpse of a man identified as a motorcyclist whose bike laid nearby was seen while the other person’s blood was alleged to have stained the ground.

A source, who claimed to have witnessed the incident, allegedly said: “I witnessed a broad daylight robbery 10 minutes ago. A black bullion van was attacked. All the tyres of the van were shot at but the driver did not stop. “Gunmen in Siena and carrying AK47 were shooting sporadically in front of Blenco between Ajah-Ado Road.”

Speaking on the incident, the Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, told newsmen that the information about the robbery was still sketchy. He said: “I am yet to get detailed information from the Area commander but so far, we have not received any report on the death.”

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