More Than 60 People Reportedly Shot At, Others Injured By Hoodlums In Lagos
By By OlajibsonOn
September, 08, 2020
Local vigilante groups in Ikorodu, Lagos
State on Sunday, September 6, reportedly
averted a terror attack involving shots on
about sixty people by some alleged
hoodlums at the Isiu palace.
It was reported that the suspected
hoodlums and land grabbers had attacked
the palace following a failed attempt to
swindle away the newly-installed monarch.
Reach.ng learnt that there were sporadic
gunshots at the premises of the monarch
on Sunday following a staff of office
presented to Oba Okukayode Raji by Wale
Ahmed, the Lagos State Commissioner for
Special Duties, on August 24, 2020.
Reporting to the awful event to journalists
on Sunday, Raji noted that the hoodlums
came in dozens with dangerous weapons
before the local vigilante groups intervened
and send them away.
“Suddenly, we started seeing strange faces
and many boys coming closer to the palace
with different weapons in their hands,” Raji
He added, “While they moved closer, they
started shooting; one of my sons was
wounded in the process. My house, my car
and many people who came to pay homage
to me were also wounded.
More than 60 people were shot, those who
sustained serious injuries have been taken
to the hospital for treatment.”
The monarch explained further that he had
contacted the Area Commander and the
Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for
He said, “They responded very late but later
sent their officers to patrol the community.
However, three suspects have been
arrested so far.”
The monarch begged community leaders
and indigenes to cooperate and solve land
matters themselves to ensure absolute
peace within the communities.