The Security Operatives attached to a bullion van conveying cash to an undisclosed location have foiled a robbery attempt on the van by gun men at Ufuma, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State on Thursday.
The bullion van was in motion when the gunmen trailed them to the agrarian community of Ufuma and opened fire on the truck and security men accompanying it.
Meanwhile, the State Police command has confirmed the incident. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga said the incident happened at about 4pm, but the armed men were eventually repelled.
“Operatives attached to the bullion van gallantly repelled the attack. The incident happened at about 4pm in Umunebo junction, Ufuma.”
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng has since, ordered an immediate manhunt on the attackers. The operational vehicles belonging to the armed robbers have been recovered,” he said.
According to the DSP, a Lexus jeep and a highlander jeep belonging to the robbers have been recovered. Other items recovered include; one empty magazine, defaced bulletproof vest, charms, and some incriminating items.