Gunmen suspected to be militants on Saturday night stormed Ishawo in Ikorodu, a Lagos district and shot three soldiers and five policemen.
It was yet to be ascertained if the security operatives were dead or alive.
It was gathered that the militants stormed Woodland Estate and engaged personnel of Operation Awatse in a fierce gun battle.
The gunmen, who took the operatives by surprise, allegedly fled into neighboring creeks after the attack.
It was gathered that residents of the Estate have been apprehensive since the incident, with many calling for another military raid of the surrounding creeks.
Spokesman for the Lagos Police Command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Assistant Superintendent (ASP) could not be reached for comment at the time of filing this report.