Militants reportedly attack and invade Ikorodu community


There are reports that armed gunmen invaded Igbolomu and Ishawo areas in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State, yesterday.

The Nation reports, that an unidentified man was murdered in front of his house at the Imuti area while other unconfirmed reports said other scores were killed.

An eyewitness popularly called Iya Ibeji in the Imuti area said there was series of gunshots all through the night and also early in the morning.

She said the unidentified man killed had just newly parked in some weeks ago which us why no one knows his name.

“I heard series of gunshots while preparing Sari this morning. I also saw people from a nearby church through my window scampering for safety because they were doing a vigil before the chaos.”, Iya Ibeji added.

Another resident who declined mentioning his name said:” I am leaving this vicinity today. I don’t want a stray bullet to kill me and I don’t want these militants to invade my privacy and slit NY throat like they have been doing”.

Another resident, Kolawole Amodu said:”I am staying here because thus is where I own a land and house, I did not rent so do I carry my house along. I will just continue to be prayerful and hopeful”.

When the reporter managed to come close to the areas mentioned, she observed that the houses were deserted, women strapped their babies on their backs with some some little luggages in their head.

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She also observed that Parents went to pick their Children from schools. Also, the only mode of transportation was leg as people were seen trekking in groups, while Motorcyclist and public buses have completely deserted the areas.

Meanwhile, series of gunshots can also be heard by the reporter as well.

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