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Bullion van heist leaves police officers dead in Ibadan



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A gang of armed robbers hijacked a bullion van in Ibadan, Thursday, and many were fear dead I the encounter between the police and the robbers.

The bullion van was attacked shortly after it left one of the banks in Ibadan, located a few metres away from the Testing Ground Police station around Idi Ape.

Two dead casualties from the police side were already recorded. The number may be more, according to sources.

A video of the incident showed the operation lasted for minutes.

Other sources said the traffic light in Idi-Ape stopped the bullion fan before the robbers started shooting at the van.

The bullet-ridden bullion van has been taken to the police headquarters, Eleyele Ibadan for further investigation.

The state police command has yet to issue an official statement.