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Assailants kill policeman, injure 3 in Lagos

Benjamin Hundeyin

Assailants shot a policeman to death on Friday in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, police confirmed on Monday.
The assailants escaped with the rifle of the slain policeman.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesman in Lagos State, who confirmed this NAN, said that three other police operatives were also critically injured in the attack.

Operatives of the Imota Police Division in the Ikorodu area were on patrol duty when they came under the assailants’ attack at Emuren Junction, on Itokin Road in the area.

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Local sources said the assailants, suspected errand boys of land grabbers, ambushed the police patrol team, opened fire on it, killed one on the spot and escaped with his rifle.

“On Saturday, police raided cultists’ hideouts in Emuren, Shagamu local government area of Ogun,’’ a resident said.

Many innocent people had fallen victim to gun attacks by agents of land grabbers in Ikorodu and its environs in the past.