The police in Lagos, Nigeria, have shot dead two armed robbery suspects who allegedly terrorised residents of Apapa and Ajegunle areas of the state.

It was gathered that on August 4 the hoodlums invaded a community and dispossessed some residents.

A closed circuit television clip of the operation posted on Twitter by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, showed the gang ransacking a shop, holding one person at gunpoint.

Confirming the incident in a statement, Hundeyin said the police trailed the robbers to their hideout at Ajegunle where a gun battle ensued.

“Daredevil robbers engaged operatives of the Area B Command, Apapa, of the Lagos State Police Command in a gun duel in a bid to escape arrest,” he said.

The robbers fell to the superior firepower of the police. 

The robbers, Sodiq, aka Foreigner, recently released from prison, and Habeeb, aka Kiki, who have both been wanted for terrorising Ajegunle and its environs, were trailed to their hideout in Ajegunle, where they met their Waterloo.

“One Beretta pistol, one locally-made revolver pistol with four rounds of 9mm live ammunition, and one expended shell of ammunition were recovered from the robbers,” Hundeyin added. “The Lagos State Police Command urges youths, in particular, to desist from crimes, as the long arm of the law will always catch up with criminals no matter how long it takes.”

Commenting on the video clip, the PPRO said, “The importance of CCTV can never be overemphasised. Great relief for the people of Apapa. We will not relent. See something? Say something.”


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