Residents of Odo-Egiri, Imokun and Epe, have cried out to the Lagos State Government for protection against activities of land grabbers in Kajola village in Eredo, Epe.
The residents, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Epe, alleged that land grabbers been encroaching on their lands on daily basis.
They said that they were having sleepless nights over the activities of land grabbers in the area.
They listed the families affected by the development to include Ayinde, Lamoyefun, Raji, and Ojikutu families. Mr Oluwatoyin Rauf, head of the Ayinde family in Odo-Egiri, pleaded with the state government and Lagos lawmakers to find a lasting solution to the problem.
He said that land grabbers had encroached on their family land and that of the Raji family.
Rauf said that none of the rightful owners of the land could get to their land as hoodlums, armed with machetes and other dangerous weapons had occupied the place.
Also speaking, Rasheed Adekoya, head of the Lamoyefun family, told NAN that land grabbers had continued to unleash terror on the people of Imokun and neighbouring communities.
Adekoya added that hoodlums rape, kill, kidnap and even initiate some youths in the Eredo community into cultism. (Independent)