Ikorodu crisis: We have restored peace in the area – Police

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni

The crisis that engulfed some parts of Ikorodu area of Lagos State have been brought under control, Police Spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, has said.

Badmos told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos that more police operatives and soldiers had been drafted to the area to ensure that the crisis does not spread to other areas.

She said that the command had also commenced investigation to ascertain the cause of the crisis.

The spokesperson, however, did not mention the number of people that were arrested or killed during the clash.

NAN reports that, the crisis at Erekomuti/Itaoluwo areas of Ikorodu was started on Friday June 17, by two suspected pipeline vandal groups, which allegedly led to death of 4 persons.

The communities turned into theatre of war after reprisal attack was carried out during the week.

Unconfirmed sources told NAN that no less than 10 persons were killed between Thursday evening and Friday morning.

The place is a ghost town now; many residents have fled to Ikorodu metropolis or other parts of the state.

The only solution is to have a police or army post in the area.

The government should also intensify efforts to curtail the activities of pipeline vandals in the area,’’ one the residents who fled the area told NAN.



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