Five feared killed as land grabbers invade Lagos, Ogun communities

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Five persons at the weekend feared killed and others injured after hoodlums invaded Igbokuta/Gberigbe community, Ikorodu, Lagos, and Obada Oko in Ogun states.

Those feared killed, including Lateef Ade, Mutiu Balogun, Hameed Idris, were said to have been attacked on Saturday afternoon by scores of land grabbers who wielded guns, machetes and other dangerous weapons.

The hoodlums, it was gathered, unleashed terror on their perceived enemies as well as helpless residents who they believed were responsible for the arrest of some of their members especially two fake policemen who had laid siege on the community since May.

In Ogun State, the hoodlums numbering about 100 were alleged to have stormed Obada Oko in about 50 motorcycles and descended on residents.

Also in Ogun State, the hoodlums numbering about 100 were alleged to have stormed Obada Oko in about 50 motorcycles and descended on residents.

Narrating the incident, a resident, Agbaje Taoheed said: “There were about 50 motorcycles with each motorcycle carrying at least three people. Many of them were armed with cutlasses, broken bottles, sticks and iron rod.

“On sighting the hoodlums, an expectant mother was said to have fainted and had to be resuscitated by the villagers. People scampered to safety for fear of being hit.

“A man identified as Sikiru Kayode was attacked with machetes and sticks. He was abandoned on the ground despite that he was bleeding profusely. They fled the scene thinking Kayode was dead.

“A bricklayer working on one of the buildings in the community said one Solebo pointed a gun at him and threatened to shoot him.”

When contacted, the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Adekunle Ajisebutu, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) said he was not aware of the Ikorodu incident.