Tension as people in the area of Surulere report numerous hours of gunfire and attacks; law enforcement send in patrol squads. Police have deployed officers to Coker Aguda after reports of area attacks and shootings.
The attack comes after the residents of Surulere got a letter from the dreaded “One Million Boys” robbery gang, notifying them they had come to rob them.
Some residents of Aguda and Ijesha have taken to Twitter to raise alarm, saying the area has been under attack for hours.
Some claimed multiple shots were made. Others claimed it is a face-off between the notorious gang and police.
“Aguda Surulere has been n fire since afternoon. They’ve been robbing,shooting and killing each other. Police and those notorious boys has been doing face off, I don’t think the gunshots are ending anytime soon,” @Maami_Chulo tweeted.
However, some Twitter users living in the area claimed it’s “fake news”, adding that the area is calm.
The police have now deployed a team to quell the unrest and guard the area.
Sharing photos of police patrolling the area, the Lagos State Police Command tweeted: “Police officers from RRS and divisions around Area C are presently at Coker Aguda to quell the unrest caused by miscreants in that area. Heavy patrols and combing of inner streets are also being carried out to fish out the perpetrators.
“Residents are advised to remain calm as the situation is under control.”