Seven people were reportedly feared dead on Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital when armed robbers attacked a bullion van at the Idi-Ape area of the ancient city.
Daily Trust learnt that the newly installed traffic light in Idi-Ape had stopped the bullion fan when the robber started shooting sporadically at the van.
The incident which happened close to Agodi Area Command occurred around 1 pm.
Unconfirmed sources said four policemen and three civilians fell to the bullets of the robbers who shot sporadically while carrying out the operation.
A source in the area confirmed to our correspondent that the attacked bullion van has been taken to the police headquarters, Eleyele Ibadan for further investigation.
Others sources said the bullion van which was attacked by the robbers was coming from a commercial bank located around Testing Ground, Iwo-Road area of the city.
Efforts to get the reaction of the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Adewale Osifeso proved abortive as he refused to pick up his calls or reply the text messages sent to him.