Gunmen believed to be armed robbers have attacked a bullion van in Imo State, police authorities have said.
The Public Relations Officer of the Imo State Police Command, Mike Abattam, confirmed the attack on Thursday in Owerri, the state capital.
He explained that the incident occurred in the afternoon at Nguru community in Mbaise Local Government Area of the state.
Recounting how the incident happened, Abattam explained that the bullion van was returning to Owerri after delivering money at one of the commercial banks in the local government.
He added that the bullion van was attacked by the gunmen who caught up with the vehicle with the intention to cart away the money it was conveying.