This afternoon Thursday the 10th February 2022. There was an armed robbery attack on Access Bank, Iwo road, Ibadan. Some policemen reportedly killed and wounded, while huge cash was carted away money from a bullion van by the robbery gang.
The bullion van was attacked at Idi Ape junction, opposite a private school.
Our correspondent gathered that the bullion van was attacked shortly after it left one of the banks in Ibadan, located a few metres away from the Testing Ground Police station, which houses one of the area commands of the Nigeria Police Force in the State.
Sources at the scene claimed that two police officers escorting the bullion van were killed during the attack.
The gunmen reportedly shot sporadically, scaring passersby while the operation lasted.
Residents of Ibadan, on hearing of the attack, sent emergency messages to their loved ones to steer clear of the area.
One of the messages reads, “Breaking…Please be careful. Bank Robbery at Idi Ape, BANK ROBBERY: KINDLY KEEP OFF IWO ROAD TESTING GROUND POLICE STATION AREA, IDI APÈ AREA WHERE SERIOUS ROBBERY IS HAPPENING NOW. BEWARE AND BE WISE. BEST REGARDS”.