There was massive exchange of gunshots for about 30 minutes on Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge on Thursday afternoon between a team of policemen and a gang of armed robbers.
An eyewitness, Tayo who spoke with Punch Newspaper said the robbers carried out an operation in a bank at Lekki Phase 1 and encountered the policemen when they attempted to escape through the link bridge to Ikoyi.
The eyewitness stated that,
Around 4.45pm, I was driving to my office in Ikoyi from Lekki. But when I got to a spot on the bridge, I heard sporadic gunshots. Fortunately, policemen at the tail end of the bridge inwards Ikoyi, shot back.
We all came out of our vehicles and laid on the floor to avoid being hit by stray bullets. At some point, some of the policemen were overwhelmed by the fire power of the robbers and had to flee.
The robbers later jumped into a speed boat and escaped through the water.