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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Bank Robbers Kill 18-Month- Old Baby And Mother In Festac Lagos Robbery Operation [GRAPHIC PHOTOS]

The gun battle between a group of policemen and some armed robbers in the early hours of Tuesday, October 13, 2015 turned deadly as a woman and her 18-month-old baby were hit by the robbers’ stray bullets and died according to a report by Trent Online online Newspaper

The woman, identified as Mrs. Jane Ndirieka and her baby were hit in their house by stray bullets from the robbers shooting spree. The victim’s neighbours who spoke with our correspondence at their 4th Avenue flat say that Mrs. Ndirieka was shot twice in the chest and in the right shoulder while she carried her baby. Her baby died on the spot while she was rushed to the hospital.  

Trent Online correspondent exclusively from investigations at the scene of the robbery that the bandits arrived on three boats and berthed at the canal by the fresh fruits market on the 4th Avenue in Festac. They divided themselves into two groups.

Access Bank and Diamond Bank are located between two junctions. Diamond Bank is close to the 4th Avenue by 5th Avenue Junction while Access Bank is closer to the 4th Avenue by 23 Road Junction. One group of the dare-devil robbers who dressed in military fatigue set up a road block at the 4th Avenue by 5th Avenue Junction while the other team set up a road block by the 4th Avenue by 23 Road Junction.

Once they blocked the junction, they began to shoot sporadically to scare off residents as they began to break down the doors of the banks
The deceased woman and her baby were inside their house with other family members and a friend when the first bullet hit her right shoulder followed by a second one on her chest.
She was rushed to the General hospital for urgent treatment but unfortunately, she died on the way due to the severity of the injuries.

Her baby who was in her arms as at the time she was hit by the bullets, died on the spot.
It was gathered that the police were unable to get through the crime scene initially because of the road blocks mounted at the 5th avenue junction by the robbers
The robbers shot a security man at Diamond Bank, during the encounter.

The security man whose identity was withheld was rushed to the nearby hospital where he is said to be responding to treatment after an x-ray was conducted on him to locate the bullet.

Two cars were also damaged as the robbers threw explosives which according to eye-witnesses, looked like bottles.

It was  also gathered that the robbers snatched two vehicles with which they carried the yet-to-be specified amount of money from the banks.

They drove through the market towards the canal to where their boats were, and then escaped in the three boats, shortly before the Police Area commander arrived the scene.

Below are graphic photos including that of the killed 18-month-old child

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Photo Credit: Trent Online

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