Two armed robbers were crushed to death Wednesday on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos while robbing motorists.
A motorist said the gang members, numbering over eight, struck around 1:30pm.
The motorist said: “The robbery gang members drove against traffic. They were in four motorbikes. We noticed they were heading towards Lagos Island direction. But suddenly, along Adekunle axis, they stopped and barricaded the road with their motorbikes. They started robbing motorists.”
Many commuters were dispossessed of their valuables in the operation which lasted over 30 minutes. The operation abruptly came to an end after the owner of a wine coloured Toyota Carena car, speeding, rammed into two of the robbers, crushing them instantly to death.
An eye witness said: “The driver who killed the driver was a uniformed personnel. They two robbers chased him because he refused to stop after sighting them. As they pursued him, he suddenly reversed and crushed two of them to death.
By this time, a team of Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, Nigeria Police Force and Lagos State Transport Management Authority LASTMA, stormed to the scene. The bloody bodies of the robbers were removed. By then their other members had fled the scene.”