by Deji Abiodun
The police in Nigeria say investigations into the robbery incident in Lekki area of Lagos State have started, promising to arrest those behind the attack that left four persons dead.
The armed robbers were said to have attacked a bank along Admiralty way Lekki, killing three policemen and a teenage fish hawker in a deadly shoot-out.
While reacting to the attack, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Kayode Aderanti, said the police had put up a very good fight, but regretted that three officers died in the process.
“Unfortunately, after their loot, they escaped from the same lagoon they came from.
“But we have been able to close-in on them. We know who they are and I just want to say that we are going to get them very soon,” Mr Aderanti said.
The State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, also told residents of the area that there was no cause for alarm,describing the incident as unusual.
For us that is an unusual experience and I can assure Lekki residents that they should stay calm.
“We are already on the heels of those who attacked us. We will find them and we will bring them to justice,” he said.
Channels Television gathered that the robbers, in their bid to escape through the link bridge to Ikoyi after robbing a bank in Lekki, encountered the policemen.
According to an eyewitness, the police men and robbers exchanged gunshots for about 30 minutes.
Motorists abandoned their vehicles on the road and fled while the shooting lasted.