Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Suspected Land Grabbers Attack Isheri, Magodo

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Some suspected land grabbers and armed miscreants stormed the Isheri-Oke, Magodo area of Lagos State, attacking property owners on Tuesday morning.


Consequently, banks and some business enterprises were hurriedly shut at noon in panic.

Apparently, in a move to ward off the invaders, some residents launched a resistance, preventing them from advancing into Magodo Phase 1 for possession.

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According to a report from newsmen, the invasion followed earlier warning and pasting of some orders on walls of residential and commercial buildings including the banks. The invasion was an attempt to enforce the claim order in other areas comprising of Olowoira and Magodo.

The Isheri area was littered with bonfires on the roads, which prevented free vehicular and human movements, preventing residents from going to work or coming in.

Subsequently, normalcy was restored in the afternoon, but the two banks operating in the area remained shut, while a few businesses opened to customers.

A resident, simply identified as Tokunbo, who spoke on the development, said residents were alarmed by the sudden invasion again.

Speaking with newsmen, the Baale of Isheri-Oke, Chief Albert Bankole, said some youths and elders on Monday night, had informed him that a person called Jamiu Odunsi, who was not resident in the area and wanted to be a traditional ruler in the area, was allegedly planning an attack.

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He said the elders immediately went to the Police station at Isheri to report.

According to the Baale, “We heard that they said they have a judgment and that they will come and paste the orders in the area. We sent people to go to the Police station but we could not see the DPO, they asked us to come back in the morning.

“By 6.30 am to 7.30 am today, we still went back but they said we could not see the DPO. It was then we heard that the thugs had started attacking some areas with some police and amour tanks; this showed they came for war.

“Our people came out and resisted them so they could not enter further. It was later when people were burning tyres on the roads and no one could move in or out that the DPO came out and addressed them before the thugs left.”

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