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Okada Riders Plan To Attack Lekki Residents, Oba Oniru Raises Alarm

Okada Riders Plan To Attack Lekki Residents, Oba Oniru Raises Alarm
  • PublishedMay 19, 2022

Residents of Lekki in Lagos Island have been alerted on a planned attack in the area by commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as okada riders.

The Oniru of Iru Land, Oba Abdulwasiu Lawal Abisogun II, raised the alarm on Wednesday.

The caution was contained in a circular issued on Wednesday, titled: ‘Urgent security alert’, and signed by the Oniru Chieftancy Family Estate Office.

The warning was coming hours after the Lagos State Governor banned Okada operations in Lekki and other areas in the state.

The monarch advised residents not to panic but cautioned them to be security conscious.

The statement reads in part, “Intelligence report reaching us is that following the raid on Okada riders and seizure of their bikes in Lekki Phase 1, the riders believed the action was instigated by Lekki residents who are determined to take away their source of livelihood.

“To this end, there are plans to invade inner streets to cause havoc anytime from now in Lekki.

“In its proactive measures, His Royal Majesty — the Oniru of Iru land, Oba Abdulwasiu Omogtrolahan Lawal (Abisogun II) – has advised that all access points within the Estate be secured and all security guards should be on red alert.

“This is an emergency measure, not panic. We advise all residents to be extremely cautious and please collaborate with security guards at the gates.

“We had the same experience during the end SARS protest and activated the same precautionary measures being advised by our security providers.”

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