Unrest in Lagos as bandits rob residents, loot shops amid coronavirus lockdown

Despite the lockdown order, there was unrest in the Alimosho and Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Areas of Lagos State on Saturday afternoon as hoodlums took to the heavily residential areas to rob citizens and loot shops in the local markets.

This happened as the 14-day lockdown order of President Muhammadu Buhari to curb the spread of COVID-19 enters day 12.

The Punch reports that as Jankara market in the Ifako Ijaiye Local Government was being looted by the hoodlums, residents of Meiran and Agbado also witnessed the presence of the hoodlums, who carted away prized items.

Confirming the incident, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said that arrest is being made in respect to the crime.

He said some of the locations where the incident happened fall under the jurisdiction of Ogun State Police Command but the Lagos State Police Command has deployed men 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 update as soon as I get further reports.

“We are working with 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.”

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