Niger Delta Militants Engage Police In Gun Battle In Igando Lagos

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July 26, 2016 – Heavily Armed Niger Delta Militants Engage Police In Gun Battle In Igando Lagos

Igando area of Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria has turned a battle ground as Niger Delta militants engage the police and soldiers in serious gun battle.

The militants early this morning invaded Ewedogbo community in Igando area of Lagos terrorizing residents.

As at 1:00pm, sporadic gunshots are heard in the community, a resident, who craved anonymity told PM News.

The streets are deserted, while many remained indoor as the police and soldiers moved in this morning to try to salvage the situation, but the militants are said to be undeterred as they engaged the military in an intensive gun battle.

A Rapid Response Squad, RRS, source told PM News that the police were shielded inside an Armoured Personnel Carrier, APC, as they approached the retreating militants who engaged them in shootout.

Sources said the militants had also engaged the police and soldiers in gun battle around Imose and Totowu waterside.
A policeman attached to the Igando Police Station has been shot dead as stray bullets from the militants hit him, an unconfirmed source said.

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Dolapo Badmos did not pick her calls when our reporter contacted her on phone.
Earlier in the morning, a resident at Ewedogbo community had sent a Save Our Soul, SOS, message to the police and the state government to quickly act as the militants were killing people.

“Please help us call emergency line right now, Ewedogbo area of Igando, LASU Road is on war, Niger Delta militant are killing people right now, no one can call or go out, I am eye witness, please, help us spread the information,” he said in an urgent whatsapp message around 8.00am on Tuesday.

According to him, the policemen who came to the area had run away as the militants had occupied everywhere.

“The police that came have run back, the militants have occupied everywhere right now in Ewedogbon. They just broke our house’s main gate right now,” he said.

A top police officer, who craved anonymity, said the police were aware of the invasion, saying that policemen had been drafted to the area to protect lives and properties.

He added that an Armoured Personnel Carrier, APC, had been stationed in the area. He said the police were on top of the situation, but could not confirm if there were casualties.

[By PM News]

12 thoughts on “Niger Delta Militants Engage Police In Gun Battle In Igando Lagos

    • YOU ARE A ***** ILLITERATE FOR SUPPORTING PIGS AND DOGS THAT ARE DIRTYING THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY….. WHAT ARE THE ARMIES WAITING FOR THEY SHOULD FLUSH OUT ALL THESE UN-EDUCATED MORONS FROM THE STREET OF OUR DEAR NATION. ******.

    • Don’t worry Andybest, maybe when your loved ones are killed in the gun battle, you will realize that murderers are not real men but cowards. I’m shocked that anyone on this strip would actually celebrate murderers. You belong in the jungle as only an animal would enjoy seeing blood and loss of lives. I am sorry for you. You are as bad if not worse than those people because your mind is evil and obviously you have killed in your mind.

  1. Andybest am assuring U presently now they’ve bite more than swallow bcos some of dem hav bn arrested they will start sing like canary birds. bunch of criminals

  2. Andybest am assuring U presently now they’ve bite more than swallow bcos some of dem hav bn arrested they will start sing like canary birds. bunch of criminals

  3. Nigeria is blessed with abundant resources. we have all it takes to become as great as the western and European world. yet, our leaders are one of the most corrupt in the world. All they need do is focus on economic growth and most things will be in good standing. But NO! They would rather line their personal pockets,…………..SAD

  4. Is too bad that this terror against our own nation has gone this far. Parents should be careful what they teach their children. This militancy is as a result of suppressed anger passed on. Most people who took time to educate their child what is being done to them without offering the right decision never live to see the outcome.Violence had never solved a thing instead it escalates the problem. Please my brothers, the Niger Deltans shield your sword. Reasoning and soft words endears to the heart more than fist.

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