A gang of armed robbers have attacked a petroleum tanker with plate number SHA 592 XA Kwara at Asejire area along Ikire/Ibadan expressway.

The robbery operation happened around 2:30am on Friday.

The PRO of the NSCDC Osun State Command, Babawale Saheed told newsmen that the driver of the oil tanker had already been killed by the time the armed squad patrol van of the Corps got to the scene.

He further stated that immediately the robbers saw the officers and men of the Corps, they took to their heels

The driver's assistant was however rescued.

Investigation is ongoing with efforts to apprehend the armed robbers, as the Commissioner of Police in the state has been informed.

The body of the driver was removed on Friday morning.