Local vigilante groups in Ikorodu, Lagos State on Sunday, September 6, reportedly averted a terror attack involving shots on about sixty people by some alleged hoodlums at the Isiu palace.
It was reported that the suspected hoodlums and land grabbers had attacked the palace following a failed attempt to swindle away the newly-installed monarch.
Naija News learnt that there were sporadic gunshots at the premises of the monarch on Sunday following a staff of office presented to Oba Okukayode Raji by Wale Ahmed, the Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties, on August 24, 2020.
Reporting to the awful event to journalists on Sunday, Raji noted that the hoodlums came in dozens with dangerous weapons before the local vigilante groups intervened and send them away.
“Suddenly, we started seeing strange faces and many boys coming closer to the palace with different weapons in their hands,” Raji revealed.
He added, “While they moved closer, they started shooting; one of my sons was wounded in the process. My house, my car and many people who came to pay homage to me were also wounded.
“More than 60 people were shot, those who sustained serious injuries have been taken to the hospital for treatment.”
The monarch explained further that he had contacted the Area Commander and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for protection.
He said, “They responded very late but later sent their officers to patrol the community. However, three suspects have been arrested so far.”
The monarch begged community leaders and indigenes to cooperate and solve land matters themselves to ensure absolute peace within the communities.