Tuesday 26 July 2016

Militants invade Igando area of Lagos

Militants have again invaded Igando area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, with people feared killed.

There was pandemonium in the area as at this morning as the militants broke into people’s houses to wreck havoc.

The affected community is Ewedogbo area of Igando, along LASU road. The streets are empty as the militants have taken over everywhere.

A resident in the area, who craved anonymity sent a SOS message to the police and the state government to quickly act as the militants were killing people.
“Please help us call emergency line right now, Ewedogbo area of Igando, LASU Road is on war, Niger Delta militant are killing people right now, no one can call or go out, I am eye witness, please, help us spread the information,” he said in an urgent whatsapp message around 8.00am on Tuesday.
According to him, the policemen who came to the area had run away as the militants had occupied everywhere.
“The police that came have run back, the militants have occupied everywhere right now in Ewedogbon. They just broke our house’s main gate right now,” he said.
A top police officer, who craved anonymity, said the police were aware of the invasion, saying that policemen had been drafted to the area to protect lives and properties.

He added that an Armoured Personnel Carrier, APC, had been stationed in the area. He said the police were on top of the situation, but could not confirm if there were casualties.

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Dolapo Badmos, when contacted said the police were aware of the invasion and that everything was under control as policemen had been drafted to the area to protect lives and properties.

Recently, militants had invaded communities in Igando killed people and destroyed properties worth several millions of naira.

In Ikorodu area of Lagos, residents of Igbolomu are still living in fear as militants had severally attacked them and killed scores of people. Several residents who fled the area had not returned as they feared that the police would not be able to protect them.

Credit: PM News

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