#BounceExclusive: Lagos Area Boys Shoot Police Officer Dead
Pandemonium broke out on Tuesday in the Agege area of Lagos after hoodlums popularly called Area Boys attacked a team of policemen on patrol.
One police officer was said to have been killed during the attack, which happened at a taxi park in Oyemekun area of Ifako-Ijaiye.
Two other officers were injured in the process.
Bounce News gathered that a police vehicle with plate number NPF 2345 D was also destroyed during the face-off.
Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the police officers were standing beside the patrol van when the members of the gang came in their numbers with dangerous weapons to beat up the police operatives.
According to the eyewitnesses the policemen could not fight back due to the unplanned attack.
It was gathered that one of the policemen who escaped the beating was immediately chased by some members of the group.
The policeman was said to have fell during the chase.
His gun was collected from him and was then shot multiple times in the chest by the group.
The area boys then absconded through Obawole Strret .
Upon hearing the information, another set of policemen came down to carry the corpse of their deceased colleague, while the injured were immediately rushed to a general hospital in Ifako.
The police team according to the witnesses also shot sporadically in the air. Many residents and visitors to the area scampered for safety.
When Bounce News visited the scene on Wednesday, normalcy had been restored.
However, policemen were seen patrolling the area
Attempts to reach the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Chike Oti at the time of this report, were unsuccessful .
He neither picked his call nor responded to a text message on the matter.