Lagos State Police Commander men shot two robbery suspects allegedly terrorizing residents of Apapa, Ajegunle and their environs.
Our correspondent learned that on August 4, the gangsters invaded a community and expropriated some residents.
A closed circuit television of the operation posted on Twitter by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, showed the gang looting a store while holding a person at gunpoint.
Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said police followed the gangsters to their hideout in Ajegunle, where a gunfight ensued.
He said: “Daredevil robbers have engaged Area B Command officers, Apapa, of the Lagos State Police Command in a firefight in an attempt to escape arrest.
“However, the robbers fell prey to the superior firepower of the police. The robbers, Sodiq, aka Foreigner, recently released from prison, and Habeeb, aka Kiki, who were both wanted for terrorizing Ajegunle and the surrounding area, were dragged to their hideout in Ajegunle, where they met their Waterloo.
“A Beretta pistol, a locally made revolver pistol with four rounds of 9mm live ammunition, and a spent ammunition case were recovered from the robbers.
“The Lagos State Police Command is particularly urging young people to refrain from committing crimes, as the long arm of the law will always catch up with criminals no matter how long it takes.”
Commenting on the video clip, PPRO said: “The importance of CCTV can never be overemphasized; great relief to the people of Apapa. We won’t budge. See something? Say something.”