Armed men on Thursday killed two people during an attack on a bank bullion van at Elemosho Village along Akure-Ondo Expressway in Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo.
Eyewitnesses disclosed that the armed men came in a Lexus car, waylaid and attacked the bullion van headed toward Akure around 5 pm and made away with an undisclosed amount of money.
The attack saw three persons shot, while the robbery lasted for a minute before the armed men ran into the bush.
“One of the victims was alive while it was not sure whether the other two survived it,” a witness said.
Residents also fled into the bush in the wake of the sporadic shooting. Two of three vehicles in a convoy were riddled with bullets in the attack.
An eyewitness noted that men of Amotekun in the state were invited to the scene of the operation and took one victim to the hospital.
Commander of the Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, confirmed the incident.
“When we got the information, my men moved in there and met one of the persons that were shot at the scene and we have taken him to the hospital.”
There has been no casualty, he added.
The spokesman of the Ondo State Police Command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro said the robbers had run away before police arrived at the scene.
He said the command had commenced investigation into the incident and the detectives from the command had been on the trail of the robbers.