- Armed robbers reportedly attacked a market in Lagos on Friday
- The robbers reportedly went away with mobile phones, money and other valuables
A group of armed robbers on Friday, November 10, stormed Iyana-Iba market in Ojo local government area of Lagos, robbing traders and passers-by.
The robbers reportedly carted away phones and other valuables from roadside traders.
The robbers attacked the traders and passers-by on Friday afternoon, shooting into the air as they beat up those who refused to part with their valuables.
One of the witnesses who spoke with Premium Times correspondents said: "We noticed everybody was running and I ran too. The thief passed by, kicked at the glasses and took away the phones."
Some of the affected traders also complained that the military operatives stationed at the Iyana-Iba roundabout did not come to the people's aide during the robbery.
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Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Police paraded some suspected criminal elements said to specialize in kidnapping, armed robbery and car snatching.
The different gangs paraded by the police reportedly operate in the Abuja-Kaduna, Abuja-Minna-Bida, Birnin Gwari-Funtua and Abuja-Lokoja highways.
They were arrested as a result of the Operation Absolute Sanity, which was recently strengthened with additional police personnel and needed logistics by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris.
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