Mid-Day Robbery: Gunmen Rain Bullets On Bullion Van, Cart Away Millions In Lagos

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Suspected armed robbers attacked a bullion van in Ajah area of Lagos State and made away with millions of naira.

The attack which was likened to scenes in movies, was said to have lasted for several minutes until the robbers accomplished their mission and fled. Video clips of the incident which was captured by Eyewitnesses on camera, indicated that one person was killed in the attack that took place around 3:30p.m. at Ado road in Ajah.

According to Eyewitnesses, The Robbers numbering about five , shot sporadically, broke open the bullion van and carted away the large sums of money inside. The were said to have rained bullets on the bullion van to unlock the van before carting away the money.

Another video of the incident, showed the robbers shooting sporadically, leaving a man dead on the road. The bullion van was said to have been attacked at the premises of Blenco Supermarket at Ado Road, Ajah.

The trigger happy robbers were said to have also attacked a water tanker, forcing the driver and motor-boy to scamper for safety.

Footages showed the attacked armoured Toyota Hilux van ridden with bullets, which appeared not to penetrate it. The assailants shot at the tyres to stop the vehicle, and also the lock of the cash storage.
Some of the police officers who were escorting the bullion van, were said to have scampered into the promises of Blenco supermarket for safety, while an unidentified okada man was allegedly hit by a stray bullet. His lifeless body was said to have laid inches away from his motorcycle. It was not clear if the remaining policemen conveying the money were killed or severely injured.

As at press time, the Lagos State police command was yet to react to the incident.

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