Lagos—Tens of residents of some parts of Mushin area in Lagos have cried out over incessant killings in the area by suspected hoodlums.
Speaking during a protest to the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Abiodun Leshi, who led the residents, revealed how suspected hoodlums severed the head of a resident of the area and used it to play football on the streets.
He stated that the menace is being experienced in areas such as Taniolodo, Lawani, Ojelawe and among others, adding that the people of the areas have been having sleepless nights over the issue.
“We have been facing incessant killings of our people. One Tunde was beheaded and they used his head to play football. Another resident, Sodiq was killed last Friday after Jumat service.
“One Adeolu was also killed recently, we have always been living in fear in the area and we cannot sleep with our two eyes closed, but we felt we should see you to seek a permanent solution to the problem,” he said.
Leshi further explained that some of the residents of the area have relocated to Ikorodu out of fear, while some have developed hypertension and some have died in the process, and called for the support of the lawmakers over the issue.
Responding, the Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Wasiu Sanni Eshinlokun, who led the lawmakers to address the protesters, said that the House shared the concern of the people and expressed happiness that they passed their complaints to the appropriate quarters