16th May, 2012
Armed robbers last night raided from house to house in Ketu area of Kosofe Local Government in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria. Many residents suffered gun shot injuries and lost their valuables to the robbers who operated till the early hours of today.
The robbers arrived first on Davies Street at about 11 pm and snatched a car from a man who was attempting to enter into his residence. They then snatched three ipads, carted away other belongings and fled under the crackle of gunshots, leaving residents petrified for hours.
They had snatched a Nissan Xterra SUV, (silver colour with plate number FKI520AA) close to the scene of yesterday’s attack when they raided the street on 21 April. During that attack, they carted away 16 phones and a television set.
During yesterday’s operation, the robbers then went to many other streets, carted away belongings, emptied sitting rooms of their plasma TV sets, blackberry phones and money in several houses and shot several people. The raids continued in Ketu until the wee hours of today.
Not too long ago, the robbers invaded Wellness Pharmacy in Ketu and shot dead a corps member, shooting him three times (in the head, stomach and private part), and warning the dead corpse never to challenge them again.
The spate of armed robbery attacks has increased in Ketu area in recent months with many people shot at point blank and their belongings carted away.
“We are no more safe,” a resident told our correspondent this morning. “The poplice claim they do not have a patrol vehicle to pursue robbers. We are left on our own,” he said.
P.M.NEWS obtained copies of letters dated 29 March and 10 April 2012 with references CL: 2600/LS/ALP/VOL1/7 and CB:3383/LS/ALP/69 sent by Alapere Police Station in Ketu seeking financial assistance for two patrol vehicles from the Commissioner of Police and the Chairman Agboyi-Ketu LCDA.
The requests are yet to be granted, police sources told P.M.NEWS as robbers continue to have a field day and residents are left at their mercy