Armed robbers numbering about 60 stormed Mushin area of Lagos State on Monday morning raiding eight streets and destroying about 30 vehicles in the process.
The hoodlums who had robbed their victims for about seven hours without any opposition, also fired bullets and asides robbing their victims were reported to have raped young ladies and operated unchallenged for about seven hours.
The robbers are reported to be members of two cult groups: Akala boys and Toheeb’s gang and the streets they robbed are: Ayonuga, Tiamiyu, Haruna, Ereko, Oyedele, New Balogun, Euba, and Coker Lane.
According to an eyewitness who was in the mosque the hoodlums robbed said: “It was around 12am on Monday morning that we started hearing gunshots. It lasted for about an hour.
“Around 1am, they started going from house-to-house, robbing the occupants. They stole about seven laptops from the house opposite this mosque. They stole phones, money and everything they saw. They came inside the mosque and took our phones and money. People were crying throughout the night. It was terrible.”
Another witness also said the robbers were not in a haste. He said they robbed till 5am and came back at 6am to continue before leaving around 7am.
Meanwhile residents have lamented that the Police did not turn up even after alerting them as they kept saying they were on their way without showing up.
Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Ngozi Braide is however yet to comment on the incident.
Source: Punch Nigeria