Gunmen Kill 3 Policemen, Two Others In Lagos

Lagos State Commisioner of Police Fatai Owoseni

By Ige Olugbenga

Lagos State Police Command on Thursday confirmed the shooting and killing of three of its men and two community leaders by unidentified gunmen at Oko-Asagun village in Ibeju-Lekki local government area of Lagos.

The PUNCH gathered that the gunmen also abducted four staff members of two Telecommunication companies.

Lagos Police Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the incident, said the policemen killed were taken by surprise.

He said the command was after the suspected gunmen, assuring that measures would be taken to ensure the release of those held captive.

It was gathered that the gunmen had stormed the place from Ode-Omi creek, a border town between Lagos and Ogun States, to commit the crime.

An eyewitness, Jude Ajagun,  said those abducted were the staff of Tydacom Limited and  Erickson Limited.

Two other civilians were also shot while four others were injured during the shoot-out.

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