A police Inspector simply identified as Gabriel who sustained serious gun shot following a shoot-out with some robbers at the Amukoko area in Lagos over the weekend, has vowed to go after armed robbers again when he resumes work. Gabriel who is attached to the Police Mobile Squadron 22, made the pledge at the hospital bed of Lagos State General Hospital, Marina where he is being treated for his gunshot wound.
“It was about 9:30a.m. on Thursday and we were inside the bank premises at the Coker branch doing our job. Suddenly, we heard people shouting that armed robbers were coming and we came out with our rifles and took cover, waiting for the armed robbers. When they got to the front of the bank, they opened fire and we retaliated. Then I took cover under the vehicle. It was there the bullet hit my right leg and hand. Immediately the bullet hit me, I felt weak as I was bleeding. I called my colleagues to help me and I was taken to the Mainland General Hospital. At the hospital, the chief security officer of the bank came to see me. The bank has promised to take care of my hospital bills.”he told Guardian.
Despite the gunshot wounds, Gabriel says he is not deterred and will still go after robbers if the need arises again.
“I am not deterred. I have signed for this police work. I will still face robbers again if the opportunity arises,” he said