Residents of Lawani street in Surulere area of Lagos State have sent a Save-our-Soul to security agencies over frequent robbery attacks on the street.
The residents told the newsnow.org that the dare-devil robbers who usually operate in a group in the wee hours have attacked the street four times this July alone.
Narrating her ordeal in the latest incident which happened overnight (Tuesday 18th July) one of the affected landlady on the street, said some of the robbers climbed her fence and jumped unto the balcony of her one story building to gain entrance into the compound.
The traumatised aged woman said the robbers who came with various dangerous weapons including guns, matchetes, cutlasses and knives unscrewed her television set from the wall, collected money running into thousands of naira, laptops and mobile phones from the occupants of the building.
Another residents who claimed that the robbers are young men who usually threaten to gun down any resident bold enough to challenge them, explained that they were also in the habit of vandalising cars, especially Toyota and Lexus.
Another affected residents who recalled how men employed to guard the gate of the street were tied up during one of the incidents, said one of the security men was even taken away and later dumped on the way to Ilasa via Idi-Araba from where he made his way back and promptly resigned due to the trauma he experienced.
They lament that they always report the robbery attacks to the Police who usually send officers to assess the post incidence damages, but these have not deterred the dare-devil robbers.
The residents appealed to the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babjide Sanwo-Olu to prevail on the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Idowu Owohunwa and the Divisional Police officer in that area to deploy more patrol at night to protect their lives and properties.