A gang of armed men met their death when they engaged in a robbery operation in an estate in Ikoyi, Lagos state.
They were unaware that a senior police officer was in the area, visiting the estate.
The officer immediately called for backup and other officers immediately to out source and neutralize the robbers.
The gang involved in the operation was made up of five men, four of the gang were killed while the last robber was shot in the leg and used as bait to lure the others.
The last robber, under the age of 20 also provided authorities with information on how the gang members got information to embark on their operation.