Navy combs Lagos to retrieve stolen rifle

Residents of Igbogbo Bayeku community in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Saturday complained of heavy presence of naval officials in the community.

Some of the residents who spoke to Sunday PUNCH alleged that the naval team stormed the area in operational vehicles and cordoned off the community thereby preventing vehicular movements.

A resident who spoke on condition of anonymity said the situation caused untold hardship, adding that the jetty at both Bayeku and Ebute was sealed off preventing passengers from boarding the boats to either Lagos island/Idumota or Victoria Island.

The resident said, “The situation is worrisome. Shops in the area couldn’t open for sales.”

Another resident identified only as Bolaji said the presence of the security men was caused by the attack on a naval officer in the area a few weeks ago. It was alleged that the officer’s rifle was taken away by the attackers.

A resident who gave her name as Bimbo Adebiyi explained that he woke up to the drama of the naval men in the community.

Speaking about the incident to Sunday PUNCH, Chairman, Igbogbo Bayeku Local Council Development Area, Olusesan Daini, described what happened in the community as a state security issue.



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