Residents of Fagba Junction and it’s environs in the Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos state have been living in fear following a rise in the spate of armed robbery, killings of innocent passersby and related crimes in the area in the past few months.
In areas like Daddy Savage street, Jonathan Coker road, Railway crossing, Pipeline road and especially Fagba junction, some miscreants and hoodlums now freely attack and stab to death unsuspecting people during the wee hours of the day and mostly at nights.
This act is becoming a daily occurrence as no fewer than three (3) people were reported to have been stabbed to death at Fagba Junction in the last week during separate robbery attacks.
According to a resident who pleaded anonymity, “Fagba Junction is no longer safe. Passersby by now stand the risk of losing their lives in the hands of these young robbers terrorizing the area everyday. A middle aged man was reportedly stabbed to death again today very early in the morning on his way to work”
Another resident who spoke exclusively with seunawosika.com said she has abandoned her home in Fagba over fears of the growing and unchecked crime rate in the area.
Further information gathered from other residents and passersby confirmed that these hoodlums carry-out their attacks by stabbing their Victims to death before they are dispossessed off their Mobile Phones and other personal belongings.
Residents of these areas are therefore appealing to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Mr Hakeem Odumosu and the Commander Lagos State Rapid Response Squad, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi to deploy and Station Police Vans and Officers of the Nigeria Police Force at these axis 24/7 to ensure safety of lives and properties of innocent passersby and residents.
Furthermore, residents have also been warned to avoid Fagba Junction and other black spots from 5am in the morning to 7am and 8pm in the evening till 11pm if they don’t want to lose their lives because of these blood sucking miscreants.