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Bullion Van Robbery Attempt Foiled By Police In Anambra

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Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Friday attacked a bullion van in Ufuma in the Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The Eastern Updates gathered that the incident occurred late on Thursday as the bullion van was conveying cash to an undisclosed location.

The assailants were said to have trailed the bullion van and the security agents accompanying it to the rural community of Ufuma, and opened fire on the occupants.

An eyewitness told reporters that ‘It happened on Thursday at about 5pm, and there was heavy shooting in the area. The residents of the community fled, while security agents attached to the bullion van battled the armed robbers. The police were able to stop them from succeeding.’

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Confirming the incident, the state police spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, said the event happened at about 4pm, stating that the armed men were eventually repelled.

Ikenga said a Lexus and a highlander belonging to the robbers were recovered, adding that items recovered included one empty magazine, defaced bulletproof vest, charms and some incriminating items.

‘Operatives attached to the bullion van gallantly repelled the attack. The incident happened at about 4pm in Umunebo junction, Ufuma.

‘The Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, has since ordered an immediate manhunt for the attackers. The operational vehicles belonging to the armed robbers have been recovered,’ he added.

Meanwhile, the police chief has urged Ndi Anambra to continue to go about their normal businesses without fear.

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