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Policemen killed, scores wounded as armed robbers attack bullion van in Delta

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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.