Nigeria: Daytime robbers invade Governors Road, leaving Ikotun residents terrified

Nigeria: Daytime robbers invade Governors Road, leaving Ikotun residents terrified

By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria

Residents of Governor Road, Ikotun area of ​​Alimosho Local Government Area of ​​Lagos State have called on the Lagos State Police Force and other security agencies to curb attacks and armed robberies in the area.

Residents say they are living in fear due to an increase in brazen attacks and broad daylight robberies by armed groups targeting innocent civilians.

Residents of the area told Vanguard that the alarming trend started last month and continues unabated, resulting in loss of life and property.

He said most of the attacks and robberies occurred in the Governor Road area, which includes Lanre, Odo Elan and White House bus stops.

According to sources, the main targets of these criminals include POS operators, Okada drivers, boutique owners, liquor stores, etc.

Fear of these persistent attacks has forced some businesses to close.

Witnesses say armed robberies often take place between 12pm and 4pm, causing chaos for unsuspecting passersby and people at work.

The latest attack occurred on November 5, 2023 at around 12:30 pm in the Odoeran area of ​​Governor Road, Ikotun.

It was learned that men with firearms and dangerous weapons were causing fear by firing into the air and searching the streets for victims.

POS operators, traders, motorcyclists, commuters and even worshipers have fallen prey to robbers who take valuables from their victims.

According to another source, residents are deeply dissatisfied and concerned about the increasing number of robberies and have called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to deploy additional security personnel to combat daytime robberies in the area. Ta.

They expressed concern about the growing insecurity in Ikotun and neighboring areas, highlighting the slow response of the police to such attacks.

An elderly man whose motorcycle was stolen in broad daylight said, “I’m confused because my okada was taken and I have to rent this bike.I haven’t paid for the bike yet.” My life is ruined and I pray to God for help. ”

Another resident of Odoeran revealed that although Governors Road had nothing to do with the robberies, daytime robberies were common in Odoeran and the roads connecting to Governors Road were dangerous. is also affected.

Efforts to contact the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Benjamin Fundein, for a response proved unsuccessful as he went unanswered. A text message sent to him went unanswered as of press time.

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