Gunmen attack bullion van in Anambra

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Gunmen suspected to be robbers attacked a bullion van in Ufuma, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State on Thursday evening, November 1.

According to reports, the bullion van was conveying cash to an undisclosed location when the gunmen trailed them to the agrarian community of Ufuma, and opened fire on the truck and security men accompanying it.

“It happened at about 5pm today and there was heavy shooting in the area. All the residents of the community fled, while security operatives attached to the bullion van battled the armed robbers. The police was able to stop them from succeeding” an eyewitness said.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the event happened at about 4pm but the armed men were eventually repelled.

He stated that the se Commissioner of police CP Echeng Echeng has since ordered an immediate manhunt on the attackers. He added that a Lexus SUV and a highlander belonging to the robbers have been recovered. Other items recovered are one empty magazine, defaced bulletproof vest, charms, and some incriminating items.