- Multiple sources confirmed that the militants invaded the community and started killing people without provocation
- The police have mobilised to the community blocking major entrances and stationing an armoured personnel carrier at a spot
There was pandemonium in the morning of Tuesday, July 26, at Ewedogbon community in Igando area of Lagos as suspected Niger Delta militants invaded the area.
Multiple sources said many people were killed as the militants entered into people’s houses to torment them.
However, the casualty figure could not be ascertained at the time of this report.
Residents of the community said the militants came very early and in large number wielding guns and other dangerous weapons.
The resident who did not want his name mentioned said the militants stormed the area and started killing people.
“Please help us call emergency line right now, Ewedogbo area of Igando, LASU Road is on war, Niger Delta militant are killing people right now, no one can call or go out, I am an eye witness, please, help us spread the information,” he sent through WhatsApp
He said no one could come out of their houses as the gunmen occupied the streets breaking into people’s houses at will.
It was learnt that some policemen who had stormed the area at the time the militants wreaked havoc, ran back to mobilise.
Police sources also said the police had mobilised and had taken back the community from the militants as armoured personnel carrier had been stationed in the area.
Dolapo Badmos, Lagos police spokesperson said the police were aware of the invasion and had deployed large number of policemen to the area to protect lives and properties.
Lagos state has suddenly become a hotbed of kidnapping and militancy.
On different occasions, militants have attacked communities in Ikorodu and Igando and this is despite the huge funds pumped into security by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
On Sunday, July 24, gunmen whisked away a pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) at Santos bus stop in the Isawo, Ikorodu, Lagos state, and this incident happened just about a week after a monarch in the state was abducted.