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BREAKING: Armed Robbers attack Bank in Lekki, Engage in Gun Fight on Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge

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Update: More details are emerging on the armed robbery attack which took place in Lekki Phase 1 and transitioned to the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge today. The robbers reportedly attacked the FCMB Bank in Lekki Phase 1. The robbers are said to have arrived via speedboat and carried out a well orchestrated operation.

Right now, 4 causalities are being reported – 3 Policemen and a Fish Seller who were in the area as the robbers were coordinating their escape. However, we are awaiting official confirmation from the Police. Reports also confirm a gun battle between Police and the robbers on Admiralty Way and the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge.

Lekki Bridge

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Are you around the area? Tell us what is going on.

42 Comments

  1. eyong

    March 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    And yesterday when south Africa’s new anchors ere robbed someone camr and wrote “thabk god naija isn’t that bad”.Mommy always said, use the Lord’s name in vain, he’ll put you to shame. Oya, this is the tichest country in Africa. Smh. Very disappointed.

  2. niola

    March 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Nigerian Police Force only know how to harass innocent citizens,everyday when we are coming back from work, they will stop us and be boning face, harassing us and asking stupid questions…. STILL SAW THEM YESTERDAY, What do they have to say about this???? We will get them…. Na so, they already escaped by speedboat!!!

  3. Aisha

    March 12, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    This is so sad. No where is safe any more. We all have to be careful. God help us all.

  4. Andrew

    March 12, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    So sad…..

  5. Moi

    March 12, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    We could see them clearly right from our office but out of fear and the fact that they came closer and we were warned to stay off the windows to avoid stray bullets, I would have taken pictures.
    These were young men, shooting sporadically at RD 14 junction with wreck less abandon. We had thought they were robbing Stanbic cos we called our account officer and she said she was hiding and not a good time to talk but they were robbing FCMB.

    Cars lined up, most of it open with no one in sight all through rd 14 , all ran for dear lives. It was about 45 minutes of constant shooting. No Police was in sight. They ended up killing an innocent young lady selling fish and 3 police men, the 4th police guy was shot too but he didn’t die.
    Thank God for spearing our lives and to those who died, may God rest their soul.

  6. ocean beauty

    March 12, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Bad traffic. Just seeing police officers loading corpses in their pick up

  7. Julie

    March 12, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Very sad, they wore military uniform kill all d policemen at d bank. Peo left their cars run for their life. While we reverse and took falomo. Hmmmmm it was terible.

  8. Zee

    March 12, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    The security personel were busy protecting GMB and GEJ when this was happening.. sad

    • Charles

      March 13, 2015 at 9:28 am

      How in Gods name is this statement reasonable,there’s a station in lekki,there’s one in ajah theres one at chevron.its not the presidents fault.this was lagos state.and it’s all on fashola period

    • fiona

      March 13, 2015 at 10:40 am

      How is it Fashola’s fault, na state police. The system of federalism we are running will not devolve powers to the state..abeg shift..na all GEJ’s fault jor…even if it is not, i need him gone at least just to experience something new..I am TIRED

    • Stretch

      March 15, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks o my brother @ charle abeg ask them @fiona, is it the president that give instruction to the federal police here in lagos on state matters like attaching same federal police to LASTMA & KIA EVEN LOCAL GOVT OFFICIALS. is it nt d governor who instruct d police commissoner. pls let not talk abt state police until we have been able to remove tribal & religious element in our ways of judgements on social & other issues apart frm religious & traditional matter. also let b able to put an end to this issue of state of origin & type of religion wen filling a form or seeking employment a nigerian is a nigerian 1st before any other thing.

  9. nwa nna

    March 12, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Whomever was filming that first IG video posted by BN must never have heard of stray bullets! Even opened the window for better recording, very stupid thing to do if you ask me.

    • ken

      March 12, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      Very stupid o. D fact that s/he filmed d spot he was filming from is not security concious.. I could tell the compound from d vedio. Ppl shud get sense or they think ribbers dont do social media?

    • Shannie

      March 12, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      I know right…..who does that? I was terrified from just listening….and I’m on another continent. People these days will put their life at risk to get a little shot of something. The world has gone mad…I sure of it.

    • CEO

      March 13, 2015 at 1:19 am

      I think you guys are just looking for something “smart” to say. The person who recorded it was far enough. From a safe distance, I must say. Ahn ahn, was it a rocket.

  10. i no send

    March 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    so sad..but that woman forming amanpour should park well..robberies are not uncommon in lagos why try to make it look like iraq?

    • chaz

      March 12, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      But that is what it looks like from the outside and she is actually there. Sorry to say but its this kind of your attitude that makes people see this as just normal. It is not, someone else that commented below said “by next week this will be forgotten about” and that is the problem. If not for the international market we wouldn’t of heard about the chibok girls again after one week of them going missing. I agree robberies happen in Lagos a lot, but like this? This is another level. If this becomes normal then Nigeria is only moving backwards. RIP to the victims.

  11. omg

    March 12, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    This is just not right at all, not cool!! we’re here trying to deal with boko haram and this is happening!! God pleaaase help Nigeria.. this is actually so scary,but where was the police?? Nigeria needs to step the hell up! I can almost swear that by the start of next week, it’ll be like nothing happened cause all this is becoming so normal nowadays.. Clearly it’s time for God to step in and show himself

    • Iris

      March 12, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      It is interesting you should mention Boko Haram. They’ve already reported that ISIS sells religious artifacts to fund their madness. I have been wondering about the various ways these ones fund theirs.

  12. wemi

    March 12, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I got on the bridge at 5.40 thinking it was regular bridge traffic & had no clue anything happened. But I’m appalled that they were happily still collecting toll fee from motorists even though this serious incident just happened on the same bridge!! Na wa o!

  13. lakelizzy

    March 12, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I pray that the people affected will be comforted. Pls stop praying to God to help as if he’s a magician. This will make absolutely no sense to most of you and in sure I will be blasted for this but I’m almost sure that God is tired of Nigerians” lazy and hypocritical religiousness. Just stop it already! Help yourselves. Stop living so lavishly and irresponsibly when your neighbor can barely boast of a good meal. We tempt ourselves , create an impossible standard of living. Everyone wants to be reach. People get paid way more than they labor. This is just to mention a few things. I really pray for a better tomorrow but it’s gotta start from you and I.
    And for those of you talking about this like its normal, I’m deeply sorry for you because you are also part of the problem. Again, may God comfort all who were affected.

    • June

      March 13, 2015 at 4:43 am

      You have said it all. The harsh truth is a large majority of people are hungryyyy , desperate and willing to do anything and everything to make ends meet. Some people are doing it through other unscrupulous means .These robbers have nothing to lose. Can anyone imagine the point one needs to get to be able to carry out such wicked deeds to get rich quick ?? It literally has become ” get rich or die trying” and with that innocent lives are lost. My heart goes out to the bereaved families. Nigeria needs to change !!!!!!

  14. o

    March 12, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    So sad. I feel so for sorry for those that lost their lives and their families…

  15. mrs chidukane

    March 12, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    This is so sad,truly heartbreaking. I’ve experienced robbery every week, this kind of fear. Anyone that feels this is new in Nigeria has not lived in the east. The government needs to be decisive about this if not, this can ruin Lagos State. I also pray it isn’t politicians because they have been known to use crime to achieve their selfish aims. May the dead rest in peace.

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      March 12, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      I spoke to my mum on Sunday and she told me there was a robbery, very similar to this one above, which occurred last week at a bank located in the University that she lectures at. It all went down on a day that she wasn’t on campus and a man who was visiting the bank (an unfortunate customer) was hit by a stray bullet and died. It sobered me the heck up. Someone died, just like that, for being in the wrong place at the wrong time and it could have been anyone.

      May God give solace to families of the dead whose lives have been stolen away by these criminals and may He reward their killers with the same measure of violence, pain and sorrow.

  16. @edDREAMZ

    March 12, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    May the souls of the dead RIP…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  17. Eugenia Aghedo

    March 12, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    So sad. May d Lord rest d souls of d departed. There families d fortitude to bear d loss…

  18. sylvia

    March 12, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Too shocked for words…rip to the dead.

  19. Words by Koko

    March 12, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    This is just too sad. On one hand we are battling Boko haram now we are battling armed robbers. May God continue to protect us all round.

  20. Tosin

    March 13, 2015 at 12:06 am

    speechless.
    what a terrible life, to be an armed robber. there are no excuses.

  21. lsrs

    March 13, 2015 at 12:22 am

    And no nigerian journalist could come and deliver the news on site??

  22. shannaro

    March 13, 2015 at 12:40 am

    smh rip nigeria

  23. Aleron

    March 13, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Robbery incidence from the bank don’t just happen. But its the duty of an evil minded insider brandishing the information to those DEVIL INCARNATE. May the Lord guide &protect our steps and that of our loveones. We pray not to find ourselves at the wrong place @the wrong time in Jesus mighty name. Amen. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen

  24. NonNigerian

    March 13, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Instead if always flaunting on red carpet and forming celebrity or flaunting wealth all over social media and blogs. Yall should be fasting and praying 24/7 for your nation. May your dead rip and have safe elections

    • mrs chidukane

      March 13, 2015 at 10:40 am

      @Non Nigerian, I always love how non Nigerians always have advice for Nigerians. Telling us how to behave and all. Your country is so wonderful, what are you doing on a Nigerian website? Why don’t you focus on your awesome country that doesn’t do red carpets or have celebrities or have people stunting on Instagram? Abeg this is not the time or place for your advice so shove it

  25. jefka

    March 13, 2015 at 6:41 am

    its funny before in nigeria robbery takes place at night, but now its broad day light.
    the police isnt even well equipped to engage these thieves in combat.
    d rising level of robbery is alarming, such young guys…….
    RIP to those who lost their lives.
    pls we should be careful, be vigilant and security conscious.
    may God help us all.

  26. Aderonke says #Bring BackOurGirls#

    March 13, 2015 at 8:40 am

    May the souls of all who died in this unfortunate incident rest in peace. This is really disheartening….God have mercy!

  27. JustAgirl

    March 13, 2015 at 8:52 am

    It was terrifying to say the least! The policemen killed were just on patrol/escort. Their vehicle was riddled with bullets. The poor fish seller killed..what did she do to deserve it?! More than four people lost their lives. Families have lost children, fathers..My hearts still bleeds.

  28. Austin Olushola

    March 13, 2015 at 9:59 am

    so sad indeed!

  29. sino

    March 13, 2015 at 10:03 am

    May God bless the souls of the departed.
    There is nothing left to say except that the change and progress we all desire starts with us.

  30. Zeal

    March 13, 2015 at 10:16 am

    SAD SAD, *SIGH*

  31. Olayemi

    March 13, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Most people see this, fear of guns killing innocent people and can relate to it knowing they could have easily been there. When this same people hear of boko haram attacks, they look once and forget. Our brothers and sisters in the north are going through worse and we still think Naija is fine. Let us stop being selfish and demand that the government takes the right actions to safeguard the nation not just when they want our votes.

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