Members of Operation Awaste patrolling Owotu, Isawo, Oke Oko and adjourning communities in Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area, Ikorodu, Lagos, But where are they now?
Many residents of the communities in Ikorodu in Lagos State have fled their homes for fear of being attacked by militants who have taken over the area.
The fleeing residents revealed on Friday in Lagos that life had become unbearable for them following the activities of the group.
According to them, the militants have laid siege on the community for consecutive two weeks, robbing, vandalising, kidnapping, raping and maiming their victims.
They also steal domestic animals and raw food stuffs.
They disclosed that the gang were armed with dangerous weapons in carrying out the incessant nefarious activities on the unsuspecting residents.
The fleeing residents of Igboolowu community said that they had sent an SOS to the Lagos State Police Command over the development.
Full of fright, the residents added that many of them had to vacate their abode for fear of further attacks and molestations.
Mr Mike Faleke, one the fleeing residents said that he had left the area with his family due to the criminals’ increased activities.
“The hoodlums are pipeline vandals who have resorted to going to people’s homes to dispossess them of whatever they could find, including foodstuffs, goats, chicken, pigs and other domestic animals.
“They have now moved to Isawo community where they take over their house.
“These criminals now ask the occupants to identify the wealthy people within the community after which they proceed to attack them.
“There is a robbery attack by the militants in our neighbourhood during which a resident escaped to inform the police about the activity of the gang.
“But to the dismay of the residents, the police informed him that their schedule does not extend to the inroad but only on the main road,” he said.
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Source:: PM Newspaper