It was a bad day for some bandits as peace came back to the Ejigbo community in Lagos following killing of four notorious armed robbers within a gun battle with the police in Lagos.
The incident happened at a notorious jungle called ‘Agbole’ off Lafenwa Road in Ejigbo where they used as base for several years.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the residents went wild in jubilation after the killing of the well-known dreaded armed robbers and cultists, who had terrorised the residents for quite a while. The robbers met their dead end when they attacked some police who went there to retrieve a car they snatched and kept there.
It had been gathered that after the local police from Ejigbo Division went to the area, the men shot and chased the police away. Not known to them the officers who reinforced and went for the operation were men from the State Anti Robbery Squad, SARS led by CSP Ahmed Sanusi.
It was gathered that after the gang had over powered the local police at the division, the DPO sought the help of the Commissioner of Police who deployed the SARS team to retrieve the automobile.
P.M.EXPRESS scooped that after the SARS operatives got to Agbole, the robbers attacked and shot at the officers however they were so unlucky that the officers who went for the operation were more superior to them. Four of the suspects were gunned down and they died at the spot and the others fled.
The identity of the victims weren’t disclosed but the residents knew the suspects and their activities at Coker and NNPC area in Ejigbo.
The residents confirmed the incident. They said the robbers were killed, the police also retrieved their corpses and deposited at the morgue. They were peaceful unlike before when there was always violence because of the activities of the bandits. The residents attributed it to the recent invasion by SARS and commended the police for bringing sanity to the area.
When our correspondent visited the Ejigbo Police Division, the new DPO was not around to comment on the situation.
However, sources at the station confirmed the incident but didn’t give information on what happened as the officers came from the State Command. When the Police PPRO was contacted for comments, his phone was turned off.