The Lagos state Police command said it killed two robbery suspects while exchanging gunfire at Okokomaiko area on Saturday.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed on Sunday that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) from Okokomaiko got information at 2.30 a.m. on Saturday that some armed hoodlums numbering about five, allegedly entered Airtel Communication site.
He said the suspects entered the communication facility located at Adisa Street, Okokomaiko, and tied the security guard on duty and vandalised five Inverter batteries, valued at about N6 million, powering the mast.
Hundeyin said that based on the report, a team of police men was mobilised to the scene.
“On sighting the police team, the hoodlums engaged them in a gun duel. As a result, two of the hoodlums were fatally injured, while others escaped and abandoned their operational V/Wagen LT Bus, with Reg. No. BDG-924-XZ and the with stolen items.
“The scene was photographed, corpses evacuated and deposited at IDH Morgue, Yaba for an autopsy,” he said.
Hundeyin said that the police were on the trail of those at large, while investigation was in progress.