It was feared that at least two people were killed while one person was injured in another bullion van robbery in the Boluwaduro area of Ondo East Council, Ondo state.
The robbery, which began around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, involved robbers with more than eight men.
The driver and the police who escorted the Bullion Van reportedly fled immediately after the attack began, while the robbers repeatedly shot at the Bullion Van.
Two police vehicles escorting the Bullion Van were damaged in the process, and an unspecified amount of money is said to have been carted away by the robbers.
According to an eyewitness, the Bullion Van came from the town of Ondo before it was ambushed by two vehicles and a Lexus car on the Akure-Ondo expressway.
Some motorists at the scene reportedly abandoned their vehicles and ran into the woods after the robbers were fired on and off.
However, the state commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleke, confirmed that three people were shot by the robbers during the robbery and that one injured person was taken to hospital by the staff of the corps.