The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana has announced that angry mob in Ijegun area of Lagos killed one of the police officers accused of killing a pregnant woman on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Pulse had earlier reported that some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) killed a woman identified as Bilikis while chasing a kidnap suspect in Ijegun. The operatives were reported to have opened fire on the suspect and one of the bullets hit a woman identified as Bilikis in her shop. A resident who spoke to Punch earlier about the incident said, “The woman was rushed to hospital, where she died. We have taken one of the men. He has been beaten and we want you to come down to see things for yourself.” Some angry youths thereafter seized one of the policemen and insisted that he must be killed. Elkana said the mob killed one of the police officers and injured two. Elkana clarified that the police officers involved in the incident were Anti-Kidnapping operatives and not men of SARS. He said: “They were Anti-Kidnap, not SARS operatives. We don’t have the details of what happened for now. But the mob has killed one policeman and injured two. The area is still tense. But we are handling it.” Bilikis, a tailor was said to pregnant when she was shot dead. CTA: What do you think should be done to end police brutality and extra-judicial killings in Nigeria?
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