Hoodlums suspected to be land grabbers attacked residents of Isiu Community in Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Saturday.
One person was reported killed and scores injured.
The traditional ruler of Isiu, Oba Olukayode Raji, said that the incessant attacks on the community started since he became the king on August 24, 2020.
“The hoodlums shot sporadically to disperse and scare residents who were going about their lawful duties.
“I am calling on the police IG and CP Lagos State to help restore peace and save my community from the hands of hoodlums and land grabbers,” the Oba said.
He urged the police to establish a police station in the community which has a population of about 3000 residents.
Also speaking on the attack, the chairman, Isiu Community Development Association (CDA), Opeyemi Taiwo, said one person was shot dead on Saturday and his corpse had been taken to the Imota police station for transfer to the mortuary.
“Isiu community has been experiencing horrific attacks since the Lagos state government gave Oba Raji his staff of office in August 2020.
“One of the aspirants to the throne of Obaship became angry and began to wage war against the community.
“Any time they come, they rape our wives, collect phones, motorcycles and money; nobody can sleep with two eyes closed.
“Farmers cannot go to farm and shops have remained closed,” he said.
The Araba of Isiu, Ifagbemi Adifala, appealed to the Lagos state government to provide adequate security to enable residents to sleep with their two eyes closed.
Reacting to the incident, the chairman of Ikorodu North Local Council Developmental Area, Adeola Banjo, said that the attacks were more of land grabbers fighting among themselves.
“Security issue is not what we discuss openly. I have done the needful from my own side. The matter is an issue of land grabbers and nothing more,” the chairman said.
Confirming the incident, Lagos police spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said that the FCID was handling the matter and proper investigation will be done.