One Killed, Scores Injured As Hoodlums Invade Lagos Community

One individual was reported killed whereas many others sustained accidents on Saturday when hoodlums believed to be land grabbers attacked residents of Isiu group within the Ikorodu space of Lagos State.

The conventional ruler of the group, Olukayode Raji, stated the incessant assaults on the group had began since he attained the place on August 24, 2020.

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He famous that there was no police station locally, urging the police to web site one locally which has a inhabitants of about 3, 000 residents.

NAN quoted him as saying, “The hoodlums shot sporadically to disperse and scare residents who were going about their lawful duties.

“I am calling on the police IG and CP Lagos State to help restore peace and safe my community from the hands of hoodlums and landgrabbers.”

Also talking on the assault, the Chairman, Isiu Community Development Association, Opeyemi Taiwo, said that the hoodlums normally perform their heinous assaults at night time.

According to Taiwo, one individual was shot lifeless on Saturday and his corpse had been taken to Imota police station for switch to the mortuary.

“Isiu community has been experiencing horrific attacks since Lagos State Government gave Oba Raji his staff of office in August 2020.

“One of the aspirants to the throne of the kingship became angry and began to wage war against the community.

“Any time they come, they rape our wives, collect phones, motorcycles and money, nobody can sleep with two eyes closed.

“Farmers cannot go to farm and shops have remained closed,” he stated.

Another conventional ruler, the Araba of Isiu, Ifagbemi Adifala, in his response, appealed to Lagos State Government to supply satisfactory safety to allow residents to sleep with their two eyes closed.

The Chairman, Ikorodu North Local Council Developmental Area, Adeola Banjo, stated the assaults have been extra of landgrabbers combating amongst themselves.

“Security issue is not what we discuss openly, I have done the needful from my own side, the matter is an issue of landgrabbers and nothing more,” the chairman said.

Confirming the incident, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said: “FCID (Force Criminal Investigation Department) is handling the matter and proper investigation will be done.

“The command will work with the crew to unravel the incident.”


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One Killed, Scores Injured As Hoodlums Invade Lagos Community

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