A gang of eight armed robbers on Friday afternoon stormed the Abule Egba, Lagos State branch of Zenith Bank, causing a heavy commotion in the area as people scampered for safety.
DailyPost Metro had gathered that the robbers, apparently acting on a tipoff, stormed the Zenith Bank branch located on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, at Abule Egba, with several sophisticated weapons and some local charms charms at about 2:30pm.
Luck, however ran against them as a police team made up of officers of the Lagos state Special Anti-Robbery Squad and those of Area G Police Command led by the Area G Commandant, Assistant Commissioner of Police Abdullahi Ishola, reacted promptly to the distress call from the area.
However, they foiled the robbery operation and arrested all the members of the eight-man gang.
On sighting the police team, the robbers opened fire on the police team, which lasted for over an hour, causing panic in the area.
They were eventually overpowered by the police team and arrested. Among the weapons recovered from the armed robbers were five AK-47 riffles.
Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident. Braide told DailyPost that two vehicles used by the robbers were recovered.