Ikorodu Mayhem: Police Launch Manhunt for Perpetrators 


By Chiemelie Ezeobi

The Lagos State Police Command has commenced an aggressive and comprehensive manhunt for suspected militants who invaded Igbolomu and Ishawo communities in Ikorodu last Friday and unleashed mayhem on the residents.
The gunmen, who were alleged to be militants, were said to have come in through the waterways and released hails of bullets, which led to the death of about 20 persons and left others with varying degrees of injuries.
Addressing newsmen, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, said an aggressive and massive manhunt had already commenced against the suspected militants.
Owoseni, who was personally at the scene moments after the attack, also denied conflicting media reports on the actual number of people that were killed.
He said the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Owutu responded with his men almost immediately after he was alerted, adding that the mobile policemen were also swiftly deployed to be patrolling the affected areas constantly.
He said, “The DPO in Owutu went to Igbolomu and the surrounding communities and as of the time he got there, he saw everybody running in panic.
“It could be maybe because of that immediate response that the militants fled the place but while moving round, he later found six corpses of the people that were killed.”