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Monday, 16 November 2015
Robbers attack Lagos police station, sink gunboat
Several armed men raided the Lagos Marine Police Post in the Epe area on Sunday, which led to a gun duel between both parties.
Vanguard reports that the robbers, who came in a speed boat, were about 20 in number.
The objective of the armed men was to steal the Police station’s gunboat and other ammunition to be used for a potential robbery of banks within the area.
The robbers escaped in their boat, defeated and unsuccessful as the gunboat sank in the water, but not after they had riddled the station with bullets.
According to a police source quoted in the report: “It was at about 12am that the militants invaded the Marine Police Post, Epe. Their mission was to kill the policemen and dismantle the security structures around the place so that they could embark on a bank robbery maybe on Monday.
“The gunfire lasted for several minutes, and the whole area was riddled with bullets. Eventually, they succeeded in sinking the gunboat. No policeman was killed but some might have been injured by the bullets.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joe Offor, who confirmed the attack, said the Commissioner of Police had directed that the area be electrified and the gunboat replaced.