1 dies, scores injured as hoodlums invade Lagos community
Posted by News Express | 4 July 2021 | 218 times
•Lagos State CP, Hakeem Odumosu
One person was killed and scores injured on Saturday when hoodlums believed to be land grabbers attacked residents of Isiu community in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The traditional ruler of Isiu, Oba Olukayode Raji, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incessant attacks on the community started since he became the king on Aug. 24, 2020.
hat the incessant attacks on the community started since he became the king on Aug. 24, 2020.
“The hoodlums shot sporadically to disperse and scare residents who were going about their lawful duties.
“I am calling on the police IG [Inspector-General] and CP [Commissioner of Police] Lagos State to help restore peace and safe my community from the hands of hoodlums and land grabbers,” the Oba said.
He urged the police to site a police station in the community which has a population of about 3000 residents.
Also speaking on the attack, Chairman, Isiu Community Development Association (CDA), Mr Opeyemi Taiwo, said that the hoodlums usually carry out their heinous attacks at the night.
According to Taiwo, one person was shot dead on Saturday and his corpse had been taken to Imota Police station for transfer to the mortuary.
“Isiu community has been experiencing horrific attacks since Lagos State Government gave Oba Raji his staff of office in Aug. 2020.
“One of the aspirants to throne of Obaship 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 said.
Mr Ifagbemi Adifala, the Araba of Isiu, in his reaction, appealed to the Lagos State Government to provide adequate security.
The Chairman, Ikorodu North Local Council Developmental Area, Mr Adeola Banjo, in his reaction, said that the attacks were more of land grabbers fighting among themselves.
“Security issue is not what we discuss openly. I have done the needful from my own side, the matter is an issue of land grabbers and nothing more,” the chairman said.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said: “FCID is handling the matter and proper investigation will be done.
“The command will work with the team to unravel the incident,” he said. (NAN)
Source: News Express
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