Ekocity Magazine gathered that suspected Niger Delta militants have again invaded Igando area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, with people feared killed. There was pandemonium in the area this morning as the militants broke into people’s houses to wreck havoc.
The affected community is Ewedogbo area of Igando, along Lagos State University (LASU) road. The streets were empty as the militants took over everywhere.
A resident of the area, who craved anonymity sent a Save Our Soul, SOS, message to the Police and the state government to quickly act as the militants were killing people.
“Please help us call emergency line right now, Ewedogbo area of Igando, LASU Road is under siege, 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 said in an urgent WhatsApp message around 6.00am on Tuesday.
According to him, the policemen who came to the area had run away as the militants had occupied everywhere.
“The police that came have run back, the militants have occupied everywhere right now in Ewedogbon. They just broke our house’s main gate right now,” he said.
A top police officer, who craved anonymity, said the police were aware of the invasion, saying that policemen had been drafted to the area to protect lives and properties.
He added that an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), had been stationed in the area. He said the police were on top of the situation, but could not confirm if there were casualties.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmos, when contacted said the police were aware of the invasion and that everything was under control as policemen had been drafted to the area to protect lives and properties.