Lagos gangster killed in ‘police officers ambush’

Lagos gangster killed in ‘police officers ambush’

Police in Lagos State on Monday confirmed the death of a Nigerian in Lagos State. The deceased identified ss Francis was allegedly gun down by operatives of the Special Anti-robbery squad, SARS. Spokesman of the Command, Bala Elkana, said was hit by a stray bullet during an ambush of police officers at Ilupeju area of

Police in Lagos State on Monday confirmed the death of a Nigerian in Lagos State.

The deceased identified ss Francis was allegedly gun down by operatives of the Special Anti-robbery squad, SARS.

SARS OPERATIVES IN CONFERENCE

Spokesman of the Command, Bala Elkana, said was hit by a stray bullet during an ambush of police officers at Ilupeju area of Lagos State.

He stated that a notorious gang leader was leading security operatives to where arms were kept when tragedy struck.

According to him, “SARS Operatives led by Insp Mohammed Akeem while being led by a notorious gang leader, Ikechukwu Monye, ‘male’ 39 years old, to where their arms are kept, were ambushed by members of the gang along Ajisegiri Street Ilupeju.

“The assailants shot sporadically and at the processed killed a middle age man who was passing by. Reinforcement was quickly drafted to the scene.

IGP MUHAMMED ADAMU

“The whole area is cordoned with a view of apprehending the members of the gang and bring them to justice.

“Ilupeju has experienced violent attacks between members of Aiye and Eiye confraternities who equally engaged in heinous crimes such as armed robbery, rape, and murder.

LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR, BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU

“The gang in question is responsible for a series of robberies within Ilupeju and environs. They have been on the wanted list of the Police for the murder of six persons during three robbery operations that they carried out.

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“The Command condemned in total senseless killings of innocent persons by those criminal elements and will not also tolerate attacks on its personnel by criminal elements and vowed to bring an end to the activities of this deadly gang”, he said.

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