Panic over bank robbery in Lagos
THERE was panic at Festac Town Lagos over rumours of armed robbery attack.
Two factions of land speculators had yesterday morning, engaged themselves in gun duel around 4th and 5th Avenue, inciting panic among the residents of the area.
The staccato of gunshots forced residents and motorists who mistook it for bank robbery to scamper for safety.
However, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, said there was no robbery in the state.
He said when he heard the rumours of robbery, he deployed policemen from the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and the Festac Police Division to assure residents that the force was on the ground.
He also said he deployed air and land man power to man the canal corridor in the area, adding that the patrol would be sustained throughout this weekend.