Four people were killed on Thursday evening when a gang of armed robbers invaded a new generation bank at Plot B, Waterfront Plaza, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos state. According to a witness, the four people were three police escorts of a passing civilian Coaster bus and a fish seller.
The robbers, numbering at least 12, reportedly arrived a few minutes before 5:00pm via a boat, and immediately began firing gunshots into the air in an operation that lasted exactly 25 minutes.
“It was a well-coordinated attack,” the witness said. “The robbers arrived in military camouflage and immediately distributed themselves, three of them manning each of the four exits of the bank. As I am talking to you now, the bodies of the three policemen that were killed are still on the ground.”
He added that after forcing their way into the banking hall, the robbers immediately announced their intention, and everyone cooperated with them.
All the four people killed were shot outside. The fish seller was crossing the road while the robbery was going on. “So it was a successful operation for them, because they made away with a lot of money. They even hacked into the ATMs and carted away the money stuffed there. “When they finished, they escaped using the same speed boat they came with.”
The robbery attack enthroned fear in the area, as people abandoned their cars on the road and scuttled to safety, causing traffic obstruction that last well over an hour after the attack.” the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti, who visited the bank, said the police was assessing the situation and promised that the robbers would be apprehended.