A gun battle which occurred in Lekki, Lagos State today, March 12, has reportedly left many people dead.
The incident occurred close to the Lekki-Ikoyi Link bridge as armed robbers were said to have invaded a bank near the area.
Unconfirmed reports however state that the main target of the robbers was the money collected by attendants at the toll gate.
The robbers were said to have dressed in army uniform as they waylaid and reportedly shot policemen who were stationed near a bullion van.
Police officers stationed in the area were said to have engaged the robbers but were overwhelmed by their superior gunpower.
“Around 4.45pm, I was driving to my office in Ikoyi from Lekki but when I got a spot on the bridge, I heard sporadic gunshots. Fortunately, policemen at the tail end of the bridge inwards Ikoyi, shot back,” an eyewitness told Punch.
“We all came out of our vehicles and laid on the floor to avoid being hit by stray bullets. At some point, some of the policemen were overwhelmed by the fire power of the robbers and had to flee.The robbers later jumped into a speed boat and escaped through the water,” he added.
Security agents are said to be currently patrolling the area while traffic is said to have built up on the bridge.
More Details Soon.