Lockdown: Residents of Ogba, Ikeja keep guard amid robbery and cult scare

Residents of Ogba, Ojodu and Agindigbi areas of Lagos State on Monday evening were thrown into a state of panic over the presence of suspected members of the Awawa Boys and One Million Boys.

It was learnt that some residents, who had lived in Agege – the base of the hoodlums, identified the boys and raised an alarm, PUNCH reports.

Checkout Magazine gathered that when residents were informed of the presence of hoodlums in Ogba and Ojodu, they mobilized themselves in hundreds carrying cutlasses, iron metals, and broken bottles in an attempt to defend themselves.

Some elderly men were also seen dressed in red and black carrying juju in their hands, PUNCH reports.

PUNCH quoted a certain youth identified simply as Saka to have said, “We are gallant. We are ready for them. We are all suffering and feeling the pains from the lockdown.

“We had to keep vigil at Aguda yesterday when we heard gunshots. We have the information that some of them are around surveying the area.”

As press time, there is yet no feedback from the Lagos State Public Relations Officer, Elkanah Bala, proved abortive.

However, the Lagos State Police Command tweeted that its officers had visited the areas to restore calm.

It said, “Police officers visited Omole and Ogba this evening to calm the nerves of the residents in the area.

“They were urged to lay down their arms, maintain social distancing and return to their homes as the police will be on the ground to provide adequate security.”

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