Residents of Lawani Street in the Surulere area of Lagos State have sent a Save-Our-Soul, SoS to security agencies over frequent robbery attacks on the street.
The residents disclosed to AN24 that the dare-devil robbers who usually operate in a group between 2am and 3:30 am, have attacked the street four times this July.
Narrating their ordeal in the latest incident which happened overnight today, (Tuesday, July 18), some of the affected landlord, landlady, and tenants, who spoke on condition of anonymity, condemned the incessant armed robbery and called on security agencies to come to their rescue and protect them from the attacks by the criminals.
One of the affected landlady on the street said some of the robbers climbed her fence and jumped onto the balcony of her one-story building to gain entrance into the compound.
The traumatised aged woman said the robbers who came with various dangerous weapons including guns, machetes, cutlasses, and knives unscrewed her television set from the wall and collected money running into thousands of naira, laptops, and mobile phones from the occupants of the building.
Another resident who claimed that the robbers are young men who usually threaten to gun down any resident bold enough to challenge them explained that they were also in the habit of vandalising cars, especially Toyota and Lexus.
Another affected resident, who recalled how men employed to guard the gate of the street were tied up during one of the incidents, said one of the security men was even taken away and later dumped on the way to Ilasa via Idi-Araba from where he made his way back and promptly resigned due to the trauma he experienced.
The Lawani residents lamented that they always report the robbery attacks to the Police who usually send officers to assess the post-incidence damages, but these have not deterred the robbers.
The residents therefore appealed to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to prevail on the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr. Idowu Owohunwa, and the Divisional Police Officer in the area to deploy more patrols at night to protect their lives and properties.