Residents of Ifako-Ijaiye LGA of Lagos State Raise Alarm Over Attacks by Armed Robbers

Residents of Ifelodun, Kuburatu-Agbede and other areas in the Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State are reportedly living in fear after armed robbers invaded houses and carted away some valuable goods and properties of residents.

The robbery operations were said to have been carried out within the space of three days.

According to a report by PUNCH Metro, it was gathered that no fewer than 15 armed robbers attacked the residents in their various homes around 1am, snatched a car belonging to a resident, and shot three persons in the process.

A community leader, Alhaja Tawakalitu Adigun, told PUNCH Metro that residents of the affected areas were still in shock over the last robbery, adding that the hoodlums also burgled a traditional healer’s office.

She said, “This has never happened before in the over 25 years that I’ve been residing here. I thank God that no life was lost. I am only pained that they took away my neighbour’s car. They came with bright halogen lamps and were peeping into various homes for any sign of movement so that they could force their way in.

“They came twice in the space of three days. They robbed four houses in the Kuburatu Agbede area before attacking six houses on Ifelodun Street. In fact, they visited the house of a traditional healer and harassed a woman, who was about to be delivered of a child.”

The traditional healer, Yinusa Ogunsola, said the robbers came with sophisticated weapons, harassed his wife and a woman who was in labour.

“They came to my place around 1am, tore the net and forced their way in. They asked for money and phones, and ordered the woman in labour to lie down. She was begging for her life. I was inside listening to their conversation with my wife.

“The robbers, who parked a vehicle in front of my office, were about 15. They also invaded my neighbour’s house. Everyone now lives in fear.”

It was gathered that the case was reported at the Alakuko Police Division.


Source; Punch Newspaper


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