Lagos police avert bloodbath in Isheri over land tussle
Operatives of Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, averted bloodshed in Isheri-Olowora, Lagos, when hoodlums moved to enforce a court judgment in the area.
This is coming few days after hoodlums allegedly stormed Surulere area, to mark almost 3,000 buildings, after a court order.
During the clash yesterday, armed hoodlums belonging to different factions engaged themselves in a free for all, causing tension that sent shivers down the spines of landlords, residents and business owners in the community.
However, when The Guardian visited the area, normalcy had returned, while there was heavy police presence.
A worried resident, Chibike Emepuo, said: “Hoodlums forcing court order? Can’t we recruit these people into our security forces, since they already doing the job? Let’s formalise it.”
Spokesperson for Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, told The Guardian that it was a civil matter and no life was lost in the incident.
He said the police went to the area to calm frayed nerves.
According to him, the Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, who was also in the area, appealed to the two warring factions to sheathe their swords and maintain peace.