Armed robbers held residents of Akanro Street in Ilasamaja area of Lagos hostage for over an hour with persistent gunshots.
Motorists stopped mid-way (at Agiri Bus-stop), to avoid the quickly running robbers who were a few meters away.
Initial accounts suggested the armed robbers were attempting to rob.
However, on visiting the scene, eye witnesses at the spot of the 'final showdown' explained that the robbers were fleeing from the police and were double crossed at Power-line junction (on Akanro road) by another detachment of SARS operatives.
The shooting lasted for about several minutes. As s result, two alleged robbers were killed on the spot and one was seriously injured.
As people gathered at the scene of the bloody encounter, some people were seen picking shelled 'Bullet Casings'. Such a situation indicated a high level of ignorance among those doing it, as it could put people in trouble.
The bodies were taken away by the police. The pictures from the site show shelled bullet casings and blood spatters from those killed.