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Armed Robbers Hijack Bullion Van In Delta (Photos/video)


It was a chaotic moment on Friday (yesterday) in Asaba, Delta State capital after armed robbers attacked a bullion van around Koka junction along the Asaba-Benin Expressway and carted away a yet to be disclosed amount of cash.

According to reports, the heavily armed hoodlums, who came in a grey Sienna car, were seen shooting sporadically before overpowering the security personnel serving as escort to the bullion van said to belong to United Bank for Africa, (UBA), and thereafter took possession of the van and emptied its vault and zoomed off to an unknown destination.

It was gathered that the operation which lasted several minutes, saw people scampering for safety as the sporadic shooting increased to scare away people, though no life was lost.

Reports also have it that shortly after the robbery operation, some policemen believed to have come from the Delta State Police Command drove the bullion van to the A Division Police Station, Asaba where it was parked for further investigation.

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