Residents of Layeode in Ikorodu axis of Lagos were thrown into deep shock following the discovery of the remains of an entire family in the area on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
The bodies discovered at an apartment along Owo Ni Boys, Layeode Mopefoluwa community, Ikorodu, belonged to a family of four who is resident in the community.
According to residents, the father, mother, eight-year-old daughter and six-month-old toddler were found in their own blood by a neighbour who noticed the absence of the usual activity at the home of the deceased.
A source who spoke to InsideMainland said “the incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning. There were cries from the building of the deceased by a neighbour who discovered the incident. When we got there, the man, his wife and two children have been murdered in cold blood.”
“The area has known peace for a long time. We became nervous after the Badoo group attacked a woman at Itamaga. Since then, no one usually come home late or spend time out of their homes once it is dark. It is a sad thing to discover these killers don’t have feelings at all.”
Another resident, Mrs Okediji said “we were shocked to hear about the news of the Badoo killings in the area. The gang has grown into a terror group causing problems to us in Ikorodu. Unfortunately, the Police are helpless to put the situation under control. On Tuesday, they killed a family of four. It is shocking that six months ago, people gathered here to celebrate the birth of the little child.”
Presently, residents have fled the area as a result of fear of reprisal attack by the serial killers. Those who remain in the community sleep with one eye open for fear of been attacked by the gang.
InsideMainland, however, gathered the remains of the mutilated family has been removed by responders who visited the community after the case was brought to the attention of community leaders.
Meanwhile, InsideMainland learnt that there was pandemonium in Gberigbe community, Ikorodu, on Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the community leaders commenced the traditional ‘Oro’ curfew to rid the community of an imminent invasion by the Badoo group.
You would recall that InsideMainland earlier reported the planned 10-days curfew to hold day and night in the community.
It was learnt that some residents of neighbouring communities who were not aware of the curfew were caught in a between the traditionalists who were handling the procession. InsideMainland gathered the situation was however resolved by community leaders in the area.