Daredevil robbers, yesterday, stormed two new generation banks in the Lekki area of Lagos State, killing three policemen and a teenager.
The robbers reportedly carted away an unspecified amount of money.
It was gathered that the bandits, numbering five and dressed in military camouflage, came in through the creeks.
They reportedly scaled a fence bordering a shopping complex before gaining entry into the two banks located at the roundabout, on the Lekki end of the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge at 4.30pm.
They reportedly announced their arrival with sporadic gunshots which rattled residents.
While three of them were said to have gone into the banking hall, where they ordered everyone to lie down, the remaining positioned themselves outside, apparently to wade off intruders.
Meanwhile inside the banking hall, they were said to have requested for the vault’s keys. In the process, one of them reportedly hit a female staff with the butt of his gun.
At the end of the operation, eyewitnesses said, they continued shooting until they made their way back to the creeks from where they escaped in their operational boat.
An eyewitness, Femi Olatunji, said: “When they finished, they exited through the security post by the roundabout back to the water and a waiting boat.
“Those killed included a 15-year-old girl, who sold fish opposite the bank. She was hit by a stray bullet. Another man, also killed, was said to be a policeman in mufti.
“The other two policemen were escorts to expatriates of an oil company. The expatriates were seated in a white coaster bus, while the policemen occupied the back seat.
“They did not collect the expatriate’s briefcases after killing the policemen. They left with boxes of money, before other policemen arrived.”