Suspected hoodlums are having a field day in Lagos looting malls, warehouses and breaking into peoples’ homes inflicting injuries and carting away properties.
While some operated overnight, others took over early Thursday morning and are carrying out the dastardly act in broad daylight without any interference by security agencies.
From Surulere to Lekki to Mazamaza, residents have painful stories of looting and harassment perpetrated by hoodlums to tell.
This is not a hurricane but some lunatics on the mindless prowl for hours last night on Bode Thomas and Adeniran Ogunsanya in Surulere
How come peaceful protesters were shot at and not a single bullet was left to at least keep these criminals at bay? pic.twitter.com/k8gjbBTKVf
— Dapo (@dappssee) October 22, 2020
— Olajide “Authurlonrin” (@jidethetog) October 22, 2020
Surulere (Adeniran ogunsanya/Bode Thomas ) under attack by hoodlums from Orile . After they emptied shoprite in AO mall, the proceed to bode Thomas where they damaged and looted stores, banks and houses . pic.twitter.com/0FwoSjTnZr
— Adeboye Monisola (@Mo_Brownsugar) October 21, 2020
This is the scene from the Bode Thomas/Adeniran Ogunsanya raid by hoodlums.
Happened last night. pic.twitter.com/Qw65Pz9udl
— LAZY YOUTH. (@Deborah_Tatama) October 22, 2020
Massive robbery at shita adeniran ogunsanya surulere..
— #Endsars (@Holistic_Viewer) October 22, 2020
— LEEREEKs the STYLIST (@LEEREEKss) October 22, 2020
Meanwhile, another set of hoodlums on Thursday attacked a warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives are kept at Mazamaza community in Oriade Local Council Development Area of the state.
After the hoodlums gained entrance into the warehouse, they looted some COVID-19 palliatives, a resident in the area said.
The warehouse is located on Benster Crescent, popularly called Monkey Village.
The looting started as early as 08 am, an eyewitness confirmed.
It was gathered that the hoodlums also set a bonfire at a junction not far from the warehouse.
It was learnt that the hoodlums later asked residents in the area to move into the warehouse and pick some palliatives.
One of the residents, Sherif Olaiya, said, “We heard sounds of gunshots. The hoodlums have attacked a place where COVID-19 palliatives are stored. They are asking residents to come and be picking the palliatives.”
When asked how he knew that the items are COVID-19 palliatives, he said, “They are branded.”