The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni has vowed to stop at nothing in unravelling the perpetrators of the banks robbery at FESTAC Town, Lagos on Tuesday.
In a statement issued by the Lagos Police Command yesterday, it said that, “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State wishes to reassure the residents of Lagos of their safety and urged them to go about their normal business. Also he has vowed to stop at nothing in unravelling the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
“On October 13, about 8.25 a.m., the Area ‘E’ and the Divisional Police headquarters both at FESTAC Town received information of sporadic shootings at 4th Avenue, FESTAC Town, Lagos.
“In a swift reaction, the Area Commander, Area ‘E’ mobilized a joint team of Area ‘E’ and Divisional headquarters, FESTAC that engaged the armed robbers.
“Numbering over 40, dressed in military camouflage and armed with military assault rifles of various calibres, they were robbing Access and Diamond Banks simultaneously.
“The gun battle forced the armed robbers to abandon over N27 million and 240 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the case had reportedly been referred to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for investigation, while security had also been beefed up within FESTAC Town and its environs.
Nigerian Pilot learnt that stray bullet killed a mother and her child during the robbery operation which lasted for about two hours.


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