Two policemen killed as robbers attack CBN bullion vans in Plateau

Two mobile policemen were killed in the early hours of Tuesday at Hawan Kibo along Jos – Abuja road as armed robbers attacked a convoy of bullion vans belonging to the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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It was gathered that the bullion vans and their retinue of armed mobile policemen escorts had left Jos in the early hours of Tuesday enroute Abuja.

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But somewhere along Hawan Kibo, immediately after a military check point, the armed robbers, wearing military uniforms, emerged from a bush and attacked a patrol team belonging the Plateau State security outfit, “Operation Rainbow”, attached to Riyom local government, killing a mobile policeman on the spot.

It was further gathered that it was at this point that the CBN convoy also ran into the armed robbers who opened fire on it. The incident was said to have happened at about 8.30 am.

The robbers engaged the escort in a shootout, leading to the death of the second mobile policeman, who was in the CBN convoy. The policeman was identified as Sgt. Anthony Jawa, from Mobile Police Squad (MOPOL) 8, Jos.

Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Tyopev Terna, who confirmed the incident said he was yet to receive the full report from the Riyom Divisional Police station. He said that some policemen were killed, but did not know the number.

As of the time of this report, the CBN bullion vans and escort were at the Federal Road Safety office in Riyom



  1. Banks MUST stop announcing that they are conveying money across the country with the bullion vans and siren.Things are so hard now and this will always attract criminals.Another strategy has to be used for this.

  2. Not true. It’s an insider job. U have to be ready n fore-warned to tackle a bullion van. Robbers don’t lie in wait hoping bullion vans will pass thru their route! Besides, several pple use sirens not just bullion vans, and robber aren’t ‘attracted’ to them!

  3. Start the investigation from everyone who knew about moving the money. Get their phone records and start connecting the dots from there. Usually there’s an insider in this kind of robbery.

  4. This is really unfortunate. The police man/ woman is someone’s father/ mother & possibly might still have their parents.
    Extra care has to be devised to avoid future occurrence
    May their souls rest in peace amen!

  5. Hellon, how can you be this heartless?? you see, the thunder wey go fire you is been prepared in North Korea, it will come with a smell of nuke, and the manual would be in Chinese, even if you see person to help, he wont be able to read the manual, you son of a bitch.

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