Residents of Langbasa, Addo and Badore in the Ajah area of Lagos State have cried out for help as criminals and cultists unleash mayhem in their neighbourhoods.
The attacks and reprisals by the hoodlums have heightened the fear of residents from carrying out their lawful businesses in peace.
Despite daily raids and arrests by the Langbasa Police Division to rein in the criminals, the hoodlums keep returning to unleash terror on citizens. According to sources, many of the hoodlums are members of the defunct Badoo cult group in Ikorodu, who usually migrate into Ajah on waterways via Ijede Badore and Oke-Ira ferry terminals.
On several occasions, there have been sporadic gun battles between policemen and the hoodlums.
Recently, a suspect was lynched on Addo Road after a successful robbery, where he shot at a soldier to scare people who were chasing him.
However, he didn’t succeed in scaring them away as he was eventually killed.
An eyewitness at the scene confirmed that robbers and cultists now use different schemes to rob and kill their victims. During the lockdown, robbers were daily invading homes to rob people both in the day and at night. (Guardian)