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(WatchVideo): Major Ibadan Bank Hub Witnesses Armed Robbery Attack On Bullion Van, 3 Policemen, 4 Others Killed

The Oasis Reporters

February 11, 2022


IGP Usman and Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde pose in Ibadan before the press.

Armed robbers once again turned Iwo Road into bedlam as people desperately ran in several directions when they attacked a bullion van transporting money to a bank at Idi-Ape in Ibadan North East Local Government area of Oyo state, killing three police officers and four others.

A newspaper report says that the armed robbers were said to have dressed in police uniform and had trailed the van to Idi-Ape, and tried unsuccessfully to intercept the bullion van at the area.

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The ensuing melee spread panic all over the city as the news spread very fast causing traffic disruptions.


A similar robbery incident happened in 2008 in which scores were killed by stray bullets.


Iwo Road houses a huge number of banks from one building to the other, as well as the Testing Ground Police Station a stone’s throw from Seyi Makinde’s private office before he became governor of the largest state in South West Nigeria.

File photo of Governor Makinde, seen calming protesters down at Testing Ground police station, stone throw from scene of robbery.


Security affairs analysts tell The Oasis Reporters that Surveillance cameras watching every inch of the entire hub ought to be in place on a larger scale, to complement the internal CCTV in virtually all the banks to track human and vehicular movements.

Eyewitnesses, however, told our correspondent that the robbers allegedly fired several shots at the escort van in a bid to intercept the van and cart away the money.


Unconfirmed report said the robbers were not able to loot the van as the driver managed to escape with the van.

It was further learnt that the police command launched a manhunt for the fleeing robbers, with the assurance that they would be arrested.

All efforts to get police reaction was not successful, as the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Adewale Osifeso, did not pick his call or reply text message sent to his mobile line.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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