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Breaking news: Robbers raid banks in FESTAC

By Evelyn Usman, Ifeanyi Okoli & Esther  Onyegbula

Robbers, Tuesday morning stormed FESTAC Town, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, in military fatigue and raided three banks on 4th avenue in the area.

File: Armed robbers in military fatigue during Lekki Robbery.
File: Armed robbers in military fatigue during Lekki Robbery.

Vanguard gathered that the heavily armed robbers who came via the canal in speed boats blew up the security doors of Diamond, Finbank and Access banks and carted away unspecified amount of money.

It was learned that the robbers announced their presence with sporadic shootings which sent everyone in the vicinity scampering to safety. Several persons were reported injured in the process.

Vanguard at the time of this report cannot ascertained if customers and staff of the affected banks were hurt during the operation.  However, eyewitnesses said that the men of the underworld shot indiscriminately while they were been chased by the Police and youth in the area as they made good their escape.

Details later.


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