The Lagos State Police Command on Monday confirmed the killing of a policeman in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State by unknown assailants.
The assailants escaped with the rifle of the slain policeman.
The police spokesman in Lagos State, SP Benjamin Hundeyin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that three other police operatives were seriously injured in the attack.
Operatives of the Imota Police Division in the Ikorodu area were on patrol duty when they came under the assailants’ attack at Emuren Junction, on Itokin Road in the area.
Local sources said the assailants, suspected to be errand boys of land grabbers, ambushed the police patrol team, opened fire and killed one on the spot and escaped with his rifle.
“On Saturday, police raided cultists’ hideouts in Emuren, Shagamu Local Government Area of Ogun,’’ a resident said.
NAN reports that many innocent people had fallen victim to gun attacks by agents of land grabbers in Ikorodu and its environs in the past.