Wednesday, 17 August 2016

MILLIONS OF NAIRA CARTED AWAY AS ROBBERS ATTACK CBN BULLION VAN



Two policemen were killed on Tuesday at Hawan Kibo along the Jos-Abuja Road after armed robbers attacked a bullion van belonging to the Central Bank of Nigeria.

It was gathered that the bullion van and the policemen had left Jos in the early hours of Tuesday en route to Abuja.

It was learnt that after a military checkpoint along Hawan Kibo, the robbers, who were in military uniforms, emerged from a bush and engaged the police team in a shootout.

During the exchange of gunfire, two policemen were killed.

One of the deceased policemen was identified as Sergeant Anthony Jawa, of the Police Mobile Force, Unit 8, Jos.

The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Tyopev Terna, who confirmed the incident, said he had yet to receive the full report from the Riyom Police Division.

He said, “Some policemen were killed, but we do not have their number yet.”

It was learnt that the CBN bullion van had been taken to the Federal Road Safety Commission office, in Riyom, as of press time.

It is believed that currencies worth millions of Naira must have been carted away by the robbers.

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