Nigerian police kill 3 suspected robbers

LAGOS — The Police in Anthony Village, Lagos State, yesterday, killed three armed men, who attempted to rob a lady, who was from a bank after transacting business.

This came, barely 24 hours after another three armed men invaded the residence of Publisher of Vanguard Newspapers, Mr. Sam Amuka in the same area and made away with valuables, including his Honda Accord car with number plate CF 411 FST.

Sources said at about 12.45 pm, four boys on two motorcycles, attempted to rob a lady, who was just coming out from a second generation bank and in the process, policemen on patrol in the area accosted them.

It was gathered that during exchange of fire, three of the robbers were gunned down while one escaped.

Items recovered from the robbers were two motorcycles, one locally-made pistol and two unexpended live cartridges.  The corpses of the killed robbers had been deposited at Isolo General Hospital mortuary while Police in the area have intensified efforts to arrest the fleeing member of the gang.

-By Nnenna Ezeah

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