— Bandits fail to escape with money —
A bullion van belonging to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) came under attack from armed bandits on Tuesday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The robbers struck at Hawan Kibo hills, near Riyom in Plateau State, as the bullion van was carrying money from Jos to Lafia in Nasawara State.
Two policemen attached to the van as escorts got killed, and three other policemen attached to the bullion van were injured.
“Policemen escorting the bullion van repelled the attack; unfortunately we lost two of our men on the spot, while three others were badly injured,” Mr Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the Plateau Police Command, told NAN.
The police spokesman stated, however, that the robbers were not able to cart away money from the bullion van “because our men responded vigorously; they reacted firmly,” he said, adding that the police had commenced an investigation into the crime.