Security guards of Abiodun Olajire Street, in Ewu-Owa, Gberigbe, Ijede Division of Ikorodu, have reportedly resigned to fate over continued robbery attacks.
Following this development, residents appealed to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to beef up security in the area.
Olajire residents revealed that within the last 60 days, there had been seven major armed robbery cases and burglary attacks while valuables worth millions of naira were lost to armed robbers.
In a letter to Odumosu signed by residents of the community, they stated 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 said: “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 deplorable state of Gberigbe road through One-folds Bus Stop.”