Armed Robbers Launch Attack On Lagos Police Station, Sink Police Gunboat

Published On: November 16, 2015, 11:41 am
-- (f) at 16-11-2015 11:41AM

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Gistmania reports that the armed robbers, who arrived in a speedboat to the Marine beach at about 12.30am, were on a mission to steal the station’s gunboat and other ammunition before the attack was repelled by the policemen.

Policemen from the Epe division, the Rapid Response Squad and the Counter-Terrorism Unit were said to have been mobilized to the scene to repel the attack before the robbers fled.
“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,”
a police source stated.
The state commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni, was reported to have stormed the station on Sunday to assess the level of damage as the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Joe Offor, also confirmed the attack, informing that on the orders of the Owoseni, the area will soon be electrified and the gunboat replaced.
According to the PPRO:
“The Epe Divisional Police Officer, the Rapid Response Squad and the CTU repelled the gunmen. The CP visited the place and ordered that the beach be electrified.
“The area commander, the DPO and other officers have made efforts to recover the gunboat. We are still working on it and we have fortified the area. Banks have been asked to go on with their usual activities, and there is no cause for alarm.
“No arrests have been made so far. Efforts are on to replace the gunboat.”

Only last week, reports surfaced last week that a 28-year-old man duped Assistant Inspector General of police, Umar Manko to the tune of N450,000, but was later arrested.

-- zezprincess (f) at 16-11-2015 12:05PM
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More effort to the police,government should equip them&train dem well
-- gogoman (m) at 16-11-2015 12:09PM
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wow fire for fire
-- Novic (m) at 16-11-2015 12:25PM
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gud for them
-- Novic (m) at 16-11-2015 12:30PM
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if then lik mak then kill themselve finish, na them knw.
-- christianity (m) at 16-11-2015 02:03PM
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-- sugarwealth (f) at 16-11-2015 04:18PM
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Their plan no work, very good. My problem is that let these police not go and arrest innocent citizens and put it on their head..
-- Oways (m) at 16-11-2015 04:51PM
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Robbers una no dey tire?
-- dickieponga (m) at 16-11-2015 07:33PM
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Na inside job...
-- winace (f) at 17-11-2015 07:36PM
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Can those robbers try day wit d military. D police shld beef up security in all their stations