1 dead, scores injured as hoodlums attack Lagos community

On Saturday, alleged hoodlums attacked residents of Isiu village in Ikorodu, Lagos State, killing one person and injuring many others.

The traditional monarch of Isiu, Oba Olukayode Raji, told reporters that the village has been under constant siege since he became king on August 24, 2020.

“The hoodlums fired randomly in an attempt to disperse and terrify homeowners who were carrying out their legal responsibilities.

“I am appealing to the Lagos State Police IG and CP to assist in restoring peace and saving my village from hoodlums and landgrabbers,” the Oba added.

He encouraged the police department to build a station in the town, which has a population of roughly 3000 people.

NAN reports that the Chairman, Isiu Community Development Association (CDA), Mr Opeyemi Taiwo, who also spoke with newsmen said the hoodlums usually carry out their heinous attacks in the night.

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Taiwo said one person was shot dead on Saturday and his corpse had been taken to the 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.

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