Armed robbers on Sunday attacked the operators of Lagos bureau de change and made away with over N50M.
The Armed Bandits operating with two Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), a Toyota Prado Jeep and a Nissan Armada Jeep were said to have started out from Ifako-Gbagada. The robbers killed three police men, three civilians and left others critically injured as they successfully robbed the bureau de change at Oke Koto, carting away with N25 million in local currency and 153,000 Pound Sterling.
One of the victims, Alhaji Muktaru Muhammadu recounts his experience saying, “I saw the robbers in two SUVs. They shot into the air several times. They grabbed me, pulled me inside, and demanded for money. They had sophisticated weapons on them. They pointed their guns at me. Two of them also with guns ransacked my shop. They saw two ‘Ghana Must Go’ bags where we keep the monies and carted them into their waiting SUVs”.
They moved to the next shop where they shot Muktaru Jubrila and Abdullahi Gaddo in the legs’’ he said.
dailypost also reported that a senior police officer in Lagos, said the armed robbers who invaded the state on Sunday succeeded because they monitored policemen’s movement with stolen walkie-talkies.
The officer, who craved anonymity, told dailypost correspondent that this was further made possible by the sophisticated weapons the bandits wielded and security lapse in the state.
He said, “The hoodlums were between eight and 12. After they killed policemen in a Rapid Response Squad van on Oba Akran Avenue, they stole their guns as well as their walkie talkies which they then used to track police movement. The policeman, who described the bandits as “experts” said the casualty figure was yet unknown.
Robbers numbering about 12, attacked various parts of the state such as Surulere, Gbagada, Anthony, Agege and Ikeja on Sunday.
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