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Militants attack Lagos: injures six policemen, others



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Three weeks after attacking Igbolomu in Ikorodu and Ogijo in Lagos and Ogun state respectively, Niger Delta militants again attacked Igando, a Lagos suburb yesterday injuring six policemen of the Lagos state Rapid Response Squad and other members of the community.

Although the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni claimed that no one was killed except the six policemen that sustained injuries, it was gathered that several people were feared killed following the sporadic shooting that started about 4am on Tuesday.

It was learnt that the community mostly affected were Ikejobi Avenue, Ewedogbon Bus Stop as the residents flee into the bush. A combined team of security agencies which include the police and army were been deployed to battle the militants who fled due to superior power of the force.

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The militants had struck by 4am, looting shops, breaking into homes, destroying properties and shooting into the air. The Rapid Response Squad, it was learnt promptly moved in with two armoured tanks as over 300 residents fled the community.

The spokesperson, Lagos state Police Command, Superintendent Dolapo Badmus told National Daily on Wednesdaymorning that no one has been arrested but “efforts are on-going to arrest them (militants).