Twitter is currently hot now with the hashtag #lagosunrest trending for days. Several residents of the Alimosho and Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Areas of Lagos and Ogun states are residing in fear over assaults during the lockdown enforced by the government to check the spread associated with coronavirus.
There have been reports about a robbery in several communities within both states in the last 3 days, on Saturday afternoon, hoodlums took to the heavily residential areas to rob residents and take from shops in the local businesses.
Some Nigerians got to Twitter to share their encounters while other folks sought the assistance of government.
The two affected local governments in Lagos are the suburbs of the state with Ogun, also picked that residents of Meiran and Agbado observed the behaviour of the criminals, who carted away peoples hard-earned items.
Establishing the incident, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, told our reporter over the phone that detention is being made in reverence to the crime. He said some of the neighbourhoods where the incident happened come under the authority of the Ogun State Police Command but the Lagos State Police Command has expanded its officers to the affected areas. He said, “Those social miscreants create a scene and pretend to fight each other but we have deployed our officers round to deal with them. “A lot of arrests have been made and I will give more updates as soon as I get further reports. “We are working with the Ogun State Police Command on that and operations is ongoing. “Some of the affected areas fall under Ogun and Lagos but we are working with the Ogun Division already because crime has no boundary.”
Here are peoples Twitter reactions:
Unrest in Alagbado, Agbado, ijaiye, Abule Egba, Agege, Ogba, Akute, Ota, Sango.
— Efram Harris™ (@iefamharris) April 12, 2020
I was driving on Victoria Arobieke yesterday in Lekki Phase 1 & met a roadblock of fierce men with placards that read “Hunger. No food. No jobs. Lockdown”. Pleading for money.
When we shout poverty, we aren’t discussing some theoretical nonsense. This #LagosUnrest is the result.