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Ogun Unrest: Robbers attack communities during lockdown



Several communities in the Lagos and Ogun State Provinces are now residing in worry following rising instances of theft assaults all through the coronavirus lock down.

The neighborhoods affected in Lagos are: Ajao Estate, Abule Egba, Iju, Agege, Alimosho, Alagbado, amongst others, and Ayede, Ilepa, Ijoko, Ifo, Ibogun, Itori, GudFugba, Ayepe and Agbado in Ifo Local Government Areas and Ewekoro of Ogun State.

It used to be realized that residents of the affected communities fashioned vigilante agencies to incorporate the rampant thieves.

The attacks, in accordance to sources, got here as a end result of the lockout in each states to curtail the unfold of the deadly coronavirus.

In the Ajao Estate place of ​​the Isolo Local Council Development Area, a few residents who visited Automated TVs (ATMs) in different components of city have now not been robbed of their budget in the closing days of lockout.

Ajao resident Aminat Adebayo, who visited an ATM gallery nearby, stated she had been robbed by means of hoodlums who had waited for her to withdraw cash earlier than the usage of the money.

In the Abule Egba area, the hoodlums have been breaking into residences and robbing residents at gunpoint.

Resident, Wale Adejumo, shared his experience, saying: ” We had been outdoor our home around the U-Turn location of ​​Abule Egba round 7pm closing Wednesday, when the variety eight boys bounced at us at gunpoint and ‘ n lead us to our rooms and rob us of our cash and cell phones. ”

Suspected hoodlums have been determined to have damaged into a number of roadside retail outlets in Dopemu, Iju and Old Abeokuta Motor Road in the Agege vicinity of ​​Lagos State.

In the Ayede region of ​​the Ifo Local Government Area in Ogun Province, residents no longer sleep with their eyes closed. They have fashioned a vigilance team to maintain the thieves from the community.

A leading member of the community, Mr Ademosu Ojoaru, lamented that the surveillance crew used to be responding to the inadequacy of the police to tightly closed their lives and property.

Sources in Ibogun stated the siege by means of thieves led to the deportation of human beings from the town.

‘They have been attacking quite a few Ibogun communities such as Olorunda, Egbeda, Alapoti, Odejimi, Solu, and others.

” We’re now making bonfires at night time to watch over our neighborhoods, ” stated a neighborhood chief who spoke in confidence.

The situation is the identical in Apomu, Gudugba and Ayepe districts of Ewekoro Local Government Area in Ogun Province. Suspicious thieves, in accordance to residents, had made quite a few tries to get right of entry to the communities over the previous few days.

Meanwhile in a assertion issued on Friday, Ogun State police spokesman Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi certain residents of sufficient police protection. He entreated humans to remain calm.

Police Commissioner CP Kenneth Ebrimson has consequently appealed to contributors of the public no longer to grow to be unnecessarily anxious as the order will proceed to do all it can to make certain that the true people of Ogun state revel in sufficient safety in the course of and after this trio of our cherished country. He additionally urged them to reach out to him via the direct control room number : 08081770416 each time they are in distress.


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