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Robbers in Army Uniforms Rob Lekki Bank Engage police in Gun Battle on Lekki Ikoyi Bridge Many Feared Dead !

Robbers in Army Uniforms Rob Lekki Bank Engage police in Gun Battle on Lekki Ikoyi Bridge Many Feared Dead !

A gun battle which occurred in Lekki, Lagos State today, March 12, has reportedly left many people dead.The incident occurred close to the Lekki-Ikoyi Link bridge as armed robbers were said to have invaded a bank near the area.Unconfirmed reports however state that the main target of the robbers was the money collected by attendants at the toll gate.The robbers were said to have dressed in army uniform as they waylaid and reportedly shot policemen who were stationed near a bullion van.Police officers stationed in the area were said to have engaged the robbers but were overwhelmed by their superior fire power.“Around 4.45pm, I was driving to my office in Ikoyi from Lekki but when I got a spot on the bridge, I heard sporadic gunshots. Fortunately, policemen at the tail end of the bridge inwards Ikoyi, shot back,” an eyewitness told Punch.“We all came out of our vehicles and laid on the floor to avoid being hit by stray bullets. At some point, some of the policemen were overwhelmed by the fire power of the robbers and had to flee.The robbers later jumped into a speed boat and escaped through the water,” he added.Security agents are said to be currently patrolling the area while traffic is said to have built up on the bridge.Story developing. Policemen, robbers in gun duel on Lekki-Ikoyi bridgeA team of policemen and a gang of armed robbers exchanged gunshots for about 30 minutes on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge on Thursday afternoon, The PUNCH has learnt.An eyewitness, who called our correspondent on the telephone, said the robbers robbed a bank at Lekki phase 1 and attempted to escape through the link bridge to Ikoyi when they encountered policemen.It was learnt that motorists abandoned their vehicles on the bridge and fled while the shooting lasted.The eyewitness, who identified himself as Tayo, said, “Around 4.45pm, I was driving to my office in Ikoyi from Lekki but when I got a spot on the bridge, I heard sporadic gunshots. Fortunately, policemen at the tail end of

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