Nigerian Police Force, Delta State Command has confirmed an attack on a bullion van by daredevil armed robbers.
The police command said that the attack took place at Ubulu-Okiti axis of Asaba-Benin express road, leading to the death a police officer and two others.
The acting spokesperson of the police command in Delta, DSP Bright Edefe, wconfirmed the incident to newsmen
In a statement, he said that hat the command had yet to get full details of the incident.
“I can confirm the attack on the bullion on Tuesday, but as I speak with you, we have yet to get full details of what happened,” Edefe said.
A source said that the gunmen succeeded in robbing the bullion van, after overpowering the police escorts attached to the van.
“The hoodlums blocked the van at Ubulu-Okiti and started shooting and the police escorts returned fire.
“However, the armed robbers during the gun duel, killed a police man and two market women who were hit by stray bullets.
“They succeeded in emptying the bullion van and made away with the cash in a get-away car,” the source said.