As suspected hoodlums continue to invade coastal areas of Lagos State, the state House of Assembly has called for more protection of the coastal areas in the state by the police. This became a resolution of the House after it was raised under matter of urgent public importance at plenary yesterday by the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Publicity, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, who called on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to sign the Neighbourhood Protection Safety Bill recently passed by the House into law.
The lawmaker also used the opportunity to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase the number of security men in the coastal areas in the state to forestall the upsurge of hoodlums in the areas. Braimoh recalled an incident in Igbo Olomu area of Ikorodu where alleged illegal bunkers reportedly invaded the community, killing, kidnapping and raping the residents. “The Deputy Governor of the State, Mrs. Oluranti Adegbule was driven out of the place by hoodlums when she went there for inspection, while one of her security aides was wounded. Crime has now become a recurring decimal in the place. Read more