Residents of Abiodun Olajire Street in Ewu-Owa, Gberigbe, Ijede Division of Ikorodu have cried to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to come to their rescue.
Their cries followed persistent robbery attacks in the area which have forced their security guards to resign to save their lives.
The people complained that they have, within the last 60 days, suffered seven major armed robbery cases and burglary attacks while valuables worth millions of naira had been lost to armed robbery.
In a letter to Odumosu, they revealed that the July 31 attack on the street, at the gate of a former Community Development Area (CDA) chairman’s residence, Mr. Abiodun Olajire, led to the resignation of security guards for personal safety.
They, therefore, asked Odumosu, “Since our street serves as one of the major link roads to Gberigbe from Ikorodu, this has greatly exposed and made the street vulnerable to attacks.
“Consequently, we are requesting for a patrol vehicle to be stationed in the street or a special security patrol for Ewu-Owa due to the heavy traffic experienced in the area as a result of the deplorable state of Gberigbe road through One-folds Bus Stop.”