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Robbers hit Lekki in commando style



About six people were reportedly killed on Thursday, when a gang of armed robbers stormed the Lekki axis in a commando style to rob a Bank along Admiralty Way in Lekki, Phase One.

The robbers, who were in their numbers, engaged policemen in a gun fight that lasted about 30 minutes on the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge, before making their escape in speedboats.

An eyewitness said the robbers attempted to escape through the link bridge to Ikoyi when they encountered the policemen. Motorists abandoned their vehicles on the bridge and fled while the shooting lasted.


“We all came out of our vehicles and laid on the floor to avoid being hit by stray bullets. At some point, some of the policemen were overwhelmed by the fire power of the robbers and had to flee.

“The robbers later jumped into a speed boat and escaped through the water.”

Reports say, the robbers, said to be dressed in military uniform, unleashed a hail of bullets on a police van killing one police men, while few other people were also killed by stray bullets.


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  1. Don Lucassi

    March 13, 2015 at 8:04 am

    God bless our souls and heal our nation

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