Since 8am , today , 13th October 2015, Festac town residents have been under seige in their respective houses and place of safety as unknown gunmen suspected to be Armed robbers have been robbing banks at the 4th avenue / 5th avenue axis of Festac town in lagos state.
Serious Gunshots have been heard by residents and it has been scary and as at now the gunshots is yet to stop. Some said First City Monument Bank and Diamond Bank are affected and even bank customers are trapped, as the banks are on the same road close by each other.Non stop gunshots have been heard for almost 40 minutes now!
Residents close to the scene reported that the gunshots have increased in intensity and that the scene of the battle is the 5th avenue in the suburb.
According to eyewitnesses, about fifteen gunmen besieged the bank on 4th Avenue and have been shooting sporadically into the air.
There has also been serious gunfire exchange between police and the unknown gunmen. Robbers are said to be using dynamites and AK 47S. Please avoid route for now !!!!!!!
Readers are advised to avoid 4th and 5th avenues and neighboring routes at this time; in order not to get caught in the crossfire.
Details coming soon.
The robbers stormed the area in Military Uniforms
Woman shot dead and also a security Man… Others injured!
The armed robbers came in through the canal with a speed boat and also escaped via the same canal with unverified amount of cash.
The armed robbers comprised of 15 armed with 3 women included. They all wore army uniforms , very clean and seemed educated robbers with so much guns and grenades.