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Robbers kill 2, injure 5

Posted by By Sun News Publishing on 2008/01/02 | Views: 811 |

Robbers kill 2, injure 5


Two persons died, while five others were injured in an early morning robbery at the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Shopping Complex, on 22 Road, in Festac Town, on Monday in Lagos.

Two persons died, while five others were injured in an early morning robbery at the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Shopping Complex, on 22 Road, in Festac Town, on Monday in Lagos.

It was learnt that the robbers came about 3.30 a.m. and started shooting sporadically, while they held some vendors of foreign currencies hostage.

"The robbers came for those selling foreign currencies. They collected a lot of money from them and killed two people here," a dependable source said.
It was learnt that the foreign currency vendors at the shopping complex

were earlier sent away following insinuations that they usually attracted armed robbers to the area.
"This is the fourth time robbers are raiding the FHA shopping complex on 22 Road. In 2004, they killed three persons here. We are tired of the incessant robbery attacks," another source explained.
Some residents of ‘G’ Close, who spoke, said the robbers woke up the neighbourhood with gunshots.
"When they came in 2004 during which they killed three persons at the complex, they shot at our building.

‘The bullet holes are still on the walls of our house. We call on the police to save us from their incessant attacks," a resident said.
When journalists visited the shopping complex at about 2.30 p.m., it was deserted and some of the shops had their door glasses shattered with bullets.

When contacted, the Lagos state Police PRO, Mr Frank Mba, a DSP, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.
He said that he would confirm from the Festac Area Commander.

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