By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Two persons were feared killed as some armed robbers attacked a bullion van at Elemosho Village along Akure-Ondo Expressway in Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday evening.
According to an eyewitness, the robbers waylaid and attacked the bullion van belonging to one of the commercial banks, which was heading towards Akure the state capital about 5pm, and made away with an undisclosed amount of money.
The eyewitness said in the operation which lasted about 20 minutes, the robbers shot three people and ran away into the bush.
On hearing the sporadic gunshots, the villagers were said to have run into the bush for safety.
He said: “The robbers came to the scene in a Lexus car and waylaid the convoy of the bullion van. They vandalised two out of the three vehicles in the convoy with bullets. They shot three people before they ran away into the bush. One of the victims was alive while it not be ascertained whether the other two survived it.”
The eyewitness added that the men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun, were invited to the scene and took one victim to the hospital.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, said the robbers had run away before the security men got to the scene.
He said the command had commenced investigation into the incident adding that detectives are on the trail of the hoodlums.