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Robbers Engage Lagos Police in Gun Battle

…Escape After Killing a Motorcyclist

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]eavily armed robbery gang escaped arrest after engaging the Lagos police in a fierce gun battle and killing a suspected motorcyclist. As contained in a release from the Lagos state police command, a distress call was received by the Command that four armed men were spotted on two motor bikes under the Trade-Fair Bridge inward Badagry, attempting to rob unsuspecting commuters of their possessions.

Upon receipt of the call, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Division swiftly led a team of operatives to the scene.

Solomon Arase: Police IG
Solomon Arase: Police IG

The police confirmed that “the miscreants escaped but not without varying degrees of gun-shot wounds.”

Commenting on the incidence, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Fatai Owoseni assured all residents of the state of the Command’s “unwavering commitment towards ensuring the safety of their lives and property and making Lagos State a safe haven for both residents and businesses alike.”

Meanwhile the Command has intensified the manhunt for the fleeing culprits and investigation is ongoing. 


  1. Nigerian government and private industries should accelerate development of iron and steel so that implementation of the 6 clusters Automotive parts industry can be achieved. The initial phase SKD from other countries conform with the earlier agreement with the federal government to fast-track the Automotive policy .But going forward, it is very important to start manufacturing over 70% autmotive parts in the country. Innoson Automotive industry has demonstrated that it is possible for Nigeria to become a global player in automotive and other manufacturing sectors, capable of creating millions of jobs.
    Nigeria’s population and its strategic position in the continent, compared to other African countries and the rest of the world is an advantage.
    To this end, No country ever gets industrialized without iron and steel development and Engineering , technical education .The present administration should, therefore, strengthen and improve on what the last administration had scored very high point.


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