Gubernatorial Election: Two arrested after suspected hoodlums attack Lagos community
The Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested two persons in connection with the attack on a community in Abule-Ado Lagos.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement, said that two had been arrested and normalcy since restored normalcy Abule-Ado.
The frightened members of the community named Omonile Community in Abule-Ado said that hoodlums in their hundreds, armed to the teeth with dangerous weapons, stormed the community and started attacking certain ethnic groups.
Also petrified residents shared tons of voice messages, calling for the intervention of law enforcement, stressing that their lives were in danger.
Some of the residents claimed that the attack was connected to the winning of the candidates of the Labour Political Party.
A source said: “Winner emerged for Amuwo House Assembly Labour Party candidate Foluke Osafile emerged as the winner of the House of Assembly for Amuwo Constituency 1, while Olukayo David Doherty of the Labour Party emerged the winner in Amuwo Odofin State Constituency 2.”
Hundeyin, further speaking on the incident said: “An intra-community fight broke out in the area earlier this morning resulting in the destruction of property. Owing to the timely arrival of the police, no life was lost and no property was razed as widely claimed.
“Two persons have been arrested and an investigation has commenced into the matter. Meanwhile, police officers remain on the ground to prevent further breakdown of law and order.
“Lagos State remains generally peaceful and secure and citizens are encouraged to continue to conduct their activities assured of the commitment of the Lagos State Police Command to guarantee their safety at all times.”BEWARE All Rights Reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without prior express written permission from Juliana Francis