Armed youths, who protested against alleged attacks by hoodlums known as the One Million Boys, on Monday, threw residents of Mushin, Oworonshoki, Shomolu, Bariga and Isolo areas of Lagos State into panic.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the demonstrations in the areas were as a result of the incessant attacks launched by the hoodlums on residents during the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
In a bid to stop the attacks by members of the group, landlords and youths have been depriving themselves of sleep at night to form vigilante groups and complement the efforts of security agents.
It was learnt that suspected members of the One Million Boys had planned to strike on Monday, but youths in the affected areas armed themselves to repel the impending attacks.
Footages trending on the social media showed hundreds of armed youths taking to the streets and moving in the directions of the planned attacks by the hoodlums.
In the Oworonshoki area, armed youths, in conjunction with security agents, mobilised to prevent the hoodlums from attacking the area.
A footnote attached to one of the footages, which was posted by @Oworotv on Instagram, read in part, “One Million Boys repelled by youths in Oworonshoki amidst the battle against COVID-19 in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole. Notorious Street gang known as One Million Boys were in Oworonshoki today trying to cause mayhem. (Text and photo courtesy Punch)