There is panic in Mangoro, Ogba, Agege, Iyana Ipaja and Dopemu areas of Lagos as suspected hoodlums are robbing residents.
There was pandemonium yesterday in Mangoro, Ogba, Agege, Iyana Ipaja and Dopemu areas of Lagos as suspected robbers stormed the areas yesterday.
Residents who said their operation was coordinated noted that the hoodlums arrived in okadas and buses and were armed with different kinds of weapons.
The residents said the suspects looted food stores and warehouses in the areas.
“They came in at about 7pm this night with about 30 okadas and 10 5 buses,” a resident in Aluminium village in Dopemu, said.
“Many houses and food shops have been robbed. In fact they also broke into some warehouses here and stole items.”
In Mangoro, another resident said they attacked people on the streets, snatching purses.
“Nowhere is safe in the area now. Those that were on the streets were attacked and they collected their purses. They also broke into houses and robbed people of their valuables.”
In Iyana Ipaja, a resident said after previous attacks, some youth in the area lit bonfires on the streets.
“We know they have been operating in nearby streets, but we won’t allow them to get into our streets. We will keep a night over this fire,” one of them at Iyano Ipaja said.