Again, Robbers Invade, Hold Ikorodu Hostage
Written by admin on June 24, 2015
Exactly three weeks after an armed robbery gang invaded Ikorodu and robbed First Bank and Wema Bank blind, another attack is ongoing now.
Although details are still hazy, the armed robbers invaded the Ogolonto area of Ikorodu, close to Dangote factory, and have held it hostage for over 30 minutes.
An eyewitness report said the robbers broke the bustling human activities when they released their first hail of bullets.
The gunshots were said to have succeeded in creating panic as the residents and visitors alike fled to safety, turning the once bustling area into a graveyard.
When contacted, the Lagos State Police spokesperson, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the attack although he could not give further details.
He said, “We are on it. We have been on the case since morning. It’s been over 30 minutes they started robbing but our operation is still ongoing.
“As at now, we are trailing them. We don’t know if it’s a bank robbery. The policemen on operation will be giving updates on the field. It’s after that that they will tell us what happened.”
However, several calls made revealed that for now, the robbery is still contained within the Ogolonto area.
So, areas like Agric, Isawo, Majidun and the market are still calm with people going about their normal activities.