Tuesday, 16 August 2016

BREAKING | Two policemen shot dead as armed robbers attack CBN bullion vans

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Alleged armed robbers, in the early hours of Tuerday, attacked a convoy of bullion vans belonging to the Central Bank of Nigeria at Hawan Kibo along Jos–Abuja road as they shot dead two mobile policemen...

Two mobile policemen were killed during the attack;
one of the officers was identified as
Sgt. Anthony Jawa, from Mobile
Police Squad (MOPOL) 8, Jos.

The CBN bullion van and their
entourage of armed mobile police
escorts had left Jos in the early hours of Tuesday en-route Abuja.

It was reported that the incident
happened immediately after a
military check point, as the suspected armed robbers wearing military uniforms emerged from a bush and attacked a patrol team belonging to the Plateau State security outfit, “Operation Rainbow”, attached to Riyom local government, killing a mobile policeman on the spot.

The CBN convoy was reported to
have run into the armed robbers
who opened fire at them.
The robbers engaged the escort in a shootout, leading to the death of the second mobile policeman, who was in the CBN convoy.

According to a Punch, Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Tyopev Terna, confirmed the incident but he was yet to receive the full report from
the Riyom Divisional Police station.

He said,

“Some policemen were killed, but did not know the number.
“The CBN bullion vans and escort are at the Federal Road Safety office in Riyom.”

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