Four armed robbers, who operated on two motorcycles, attacked a filling station in the Isolo area of Lagos State on Tuesday, during which two of them were shot dead by the police.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the robbers, who had two Barreta pistols and 19 rounds of ammunition, had attacked Y.T.K filling station at Oke Afa bus stop around 11am and carted away an undisclosed amount of money.
Our correspondent learnt that there was panic in the area, as the robbers shot repeatedly, forcing many shop owners and pedestrians to scamper to safety.
Policemen from the Isolo division were said to have mobilised to the area, and engaged the robbers in a shootout.
Two robbery suspects were reportedly shot dead, while two others escaped on a motorcycle.
A bus passenger, who claimed to be an eyewitness and gave his name only as Saheed, said the robbers shot one of the customers at the filling station. He said, “It was around 11am. The robbers invaded the filling station and shot at a man buying fuel. They snatched some money from other buyers and ran away on motorcycles. “The man that was shot was assisted by people and rushed to a hospital.” Read more