The Lagos State Police Command said on Monday that two suspected armed robbers were killed on Sunday in Ijede area of the metropolis during a shoot-out with its men.
The command’s spokesman, Mr Joseph Jaiyeoba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that policemen in the area had responded to a distress call from the Oko-Ope community following a siege on them by robbers.
“Our men received a distress call from Oko-Ope community at about 3.30 a.m. that some robbers were terrorising them.
“During an exchange of gunfire with the robbers, two of them — Nurudeen Malik and Taofeek Adisa — who sustained bullet wounds died on the way to the hospital,” he said.
Jaiyeoba said some members of the gang, however, escaped with bullet wounds.
According to him, a pistol, one live cartridge and three expended ones, an iron cutting machine, three pliers, and two laptops were recovered from the robbers.
He said two suspected robbers, armed with a pistol and five cartridges, were also arrested on Sunday morning at Maroko area of the metropolis.
Jaiyeoba said the cases had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigations.