A Bureau De Change operator was shot dead this evening at Alade Market, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, by armed robbers who carted away N4.5 million.(about $30,000)The two robbers were said to be operating on a power bike.
The victim identified as Tijani Musa, was shot at about 4.30pm as he was on his way to the bank to deposit the money. An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said the robbers accosted the man and asked him to surrender the bag which contained the money to them.
He was said to have resisted and the robbers brought out a pistol and shot him at close range. While escaping with their loot, the robbers fired more shots and a bystander was hit in the stomach, while another woman was hit in the leg. Members of the police team (RRS) always deployed to Allen Roundabout reportedly fled the area when they heard the gunshots fired by the robbers.