There was pandemonium weekend at the Elepete area of Ogijo, Ikorodu area of Lagos as Police clashed with suspected kidnappers.
At the end of the gun duel, two of the suspects were shot dead while one sustained gun shot injuries.
The Guardian gathered that residents of the sprawling community have fled the place for fear of a reprisal attack by the hoodlums who they suspected may had given information to the Police.
A dependable Police source said that at the weekend, the police on a tip off got information that some strange persons were in the community.
He said under-cover operatives from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), moved in to the community and arrested one Victor Worimegbe near the creek.
“During interrogation, Worimegbe confessed that he is a member of a kidnap gang that has come for business. He took us to Topkatt Hotel where other gang members were lodging.
“On getting to the place, the other suspects who sighted us, opened fire on us while trying to escape and we replied fire for fire. At the end of the battle, two of the suspects were shot dead while one of them was injured”
The State Police Public Relations officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmos, said: “Our men received information that some suspected kidnappers have entered the community. SARS operatives were deployed to the place and they succeeded in arrested one of the suspects, Victor Worimegbe who took the Police to Topkatt hotel where other gang members were lodging. Other suspects, Ekpokime, Abule and Ebimobese tried to escape by firing at our Policemen and the operatives responded.
“Ekpokime and Abule sustained gun shot injuries. They were rushed to the General hospital where they were confirmed dead. Ebimobese is still undergoing treatment”
In another development, Badmos said the Alhaji Ede Avenue in Igando area of the metropolis was at the weekend, thrown into mourning a 19-year-old girl committed suicide.
She said the girl; Uche Obiora allegedly drank Sniper, an insecticide after a quarrel with her boyfriend, Ernest Ihaza.
She said,” Ernest Ihaza, reported at the Igando Police Station that his girlfriend, Uche Obiora committed suicide by drinking snipers incenticide. We are investigating the matter”