Some armed robbers invaded a Lagos community, leaving behind sorrow, tears and blood.
Some communities in the Agege area of Lagos State, on Sunday, November 15, played host to a round of sorrow, blood and tears when more than 20 armed robbers laid siege and wrecked havoc in a street to street raid where a father of two was shot dead while not less than three women were raped in an incident that has been described as one of the worst in recent times.
Reports caught by the Vanguard has it that several streets at the Isale-Oja area of Agege, were visited by the daredevil robbers, who started their operation from Capitol Road, raided over 30 buildings and dispossessed victims of valuables, for several hours and calls to the police were ignored by the law enforcements agents who refused to show up, only storming the area several hours after they bandits had made good their escape.
The murdered victim identified as Usman Muhammed, a 30-year-old Hausa man, according to residents, was shot to death when he attempted to stab one of the robbers. The bullet which killed Muhammed also hit a lady, Rabi, in one of the compound and she is said to be battling for her life in a hospital.
A resident who narrated the sad incident, said:
“The robbers, numbering over 20, stormed the streets in commercial buses and started operation from Capitol Road.
The robbers killed Muhammed after collecting N32,000 from him. They moved to Akerele and Papa Uku streets in the same community where they raped and robbed residents.
The robbers robbed somewhere at Capitol Road before coming to our street. My house is close to the main road.
The robbers were fully armed and came prepared. They called names of prominent people in the community. They said they came to collect what belonged to them. We couldn’t sleep. It was like a war zone. Every tenant lost one or two of their valuables.
Three of our girls in the community were raped when the robbers could not get anything from their parents. Government should come to our rescue. We can’t walk freely at night.”