Militants kill eight in Lagos

Eight persons were killed on Sunday in a Lagos community where gunmen suspected to be militants and hoodlums struck, leaving many others injured.

In the militants’ raid on Ishawo, a settlement on the outskirts of Ikorodu, four policemen, a soldier and one civilian were reportedly killed.

Besides, two persons were killed in attacks by suspected cult members on Otodo Gbame community in Lekki, The Nation reports.

The scene of the incident Credit: The Nation

The militants reportedly ambushed the policemen attached to Owutu Division on their way back from a field operation.

It was learnt that the security operatives had gone to rescue four civilians kidnapped by the gunmen and were being forced into the creeks.

After rescuing the victims, the team was said to have boarded their Hilux patrol van and headed back to the station.

But around Woodland Estate, the militants opened fire on the operatives from their hideout.

Another account stated that the security agents got a distress call that the militants had entered the community and killed a police informant, whom they accused of providing information that led to the death of one of their kingpins.

Upon receiving the information, operatives from Owotu Division and some soldiers in the area moved into Ishawo.

The militants, who appeared to have laid ambush for them, attacked them.

They allegedly set ablaze the patrol van, injuring the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and policeman.

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