Ikorodu Killings: Police Warn Against Living In Isolated, Unsafe Areas
If there are places to avoid in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, they are isolated and unsafe places, as security is not guaranteed in those locations.
Not even the police can guaranty individuals in such locations safety, and that is why they are issuing an alert to residents against living in these locations where they might be attacked by hoodlums or members of a cult referred to as Badoo.
The warning came from the Lagos State Police Command and was issued by the spokesman for the command, Olarinde Famous-Cole.
He said the warning became necessary following the murder of 4 family members at Ibeshe, Ikorodu, over the weekend.
“A murder incident was reported during the early hours of Sunday, July 30 where police operatives of the Lagos State Command responded to a distress call at Oke Ota, Ibeshe, Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
“Mobilising to the scene, police operatives found it extremely difficult to locate the house which was situated in a thick forest where it is remotely impossible for anybody to identify a dwelling house in the area.
“Eventually arriving at the scene on foot, the house is just a room and parlour with one open window and no visible form of security.
“There, a family of five was attacked and three died on the spot while one died while receiving treatment at the hospital.
"The last member is alive and responding to treatment,’’ the police spokesperson said.
The police want community leaders to identify and encourage persons staying in isolated areas which are no longer safe to come and report to the police.
“This should be done in order to stop people from moving into unsecured areas without proper social structures.
“The command also wishes to inform members of the public to come forward with useful information to aid the police and not resort to jungle justice as investigation is ongoing,” the statement added.
Anger against members of this cult group has resulted in horrible killing of persons suspected to be members of the group.
Some have been burnt to death, jungle justice style.
See a video of how an alleged Badoo gang member was burnt below.