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Robbers Attack Muslim Worshipers In Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has
arrested no fewer than 24 suspected
robbers who allegedly attacked some
residents and worshippers going for a
vigil in the Oworonshoki area of the
state.

The dreaded guys were alleged to have
invaded Shokoya Street and LK
Junction in the area around 2am last
Saturday, dispossessing the people of
their valuables.

A vigil was being organised in the area
by the Ramadan Lailatul Quadri when
the robbers struck.

According to Punch, the hoodlums,
who wielded machetes and knives,
also broke bottles on the street and
end up vandalising some vehicles.

Several worshippers going for the
programme reportedly lost their
phones and money to the gang.

A landlord on Shokoya Street,
Adegbokun Badmus, told Punch that
some of the robbers wore white gowns
to disguise as worshippers.

He said, “It was around 2am that I
began to hear noises. The robbers
invaded the street, brandishing
cutlasses and broken bottles.

Most of the victims were the
worshippers going for a Muslim vigil.
The robbers collected their phones,
money and other valuables.

“They also attacked our two security
men. Everyone was running for their
lives. By morning, we packed not less
than two crates of broken bottles.

“The police were able to arrest some of
the robbers, but others escaped. Some
of the robbers wore white robes and
mingled with worshippers. They also
destroyed some vehicles parked on the
road.”

A local government worker in the
area, who gave his name only as
Adebowale, said, “When the noise of
the security guards woke us up, some
residents went out and pursued some
of the robbers.

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Some of them ran to Onabanjo Street
and that was where three of the
robbers were arrested on Saturday.
“Some of the robbers came from as far
as Ilorin, Kwara State, and Ibadan,
Oyo State. They wore religious
garments as if they came for the
programme.

They tried to cart away valuables such
as generators and electronic
appliances in the various houses they
attacked.

But when they heard different alarms
going off, they got angry and began to
damage vehicles.

“They are robbers, who disguised as
religious worshipers. I have never
seen such on this street before now.

We want the police to intensify
security in our area.”

Police said the guys would be
transferred to the State Special Anti-
Robbery Squad for further action.

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