Badagry— Following rising cases of robberies and other sundry crimes in his constituency, the lawmaker representing Badagry II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, David Setonji has called on security agencies in the state to check the ugly trend.
Setonji, who spoke to journalists on the issue said, he was worried that armed gangs have found the Badagry zone a safe haven to carry out their devilish acts with little resistance.
He recalled that on January 5, 6, 7, 2016, between 12-1:00am, a gang of armed robbers called One million Boys, numbering about 50 invaded Aradagun, Ilunla, Ibereko Ajara, Plane field, Checking Point, MTN communities, maiming and killing innocent residents of the area unhindered, for hours.
The lawmaker said some victims had their fingers chopped off while about three others died from gunshot wounds.
Setonji said that he had already petitioned Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and other relevant security agencies in the state about the growing insecurity in the area.
He, however, urged that a security network be beefed up in and around Badagry, while roadblocks should be mounted between the State High School, Ibereko on the Old Lagos Road, to Ajara Grammar School to Ajara Agelasho Road.
The lawmaker, while calling on the security agencies to brace up to their responsibilities of protecting lives and property, urged residents of the area to be security-conscious and report any suspicious movement to the police.
Setonji attributed unemployment to the growing insecurity in the country, adding that all hands must be on deck to create enabling environment to open up the economy for more job creation and useful engagement of the teeming unemployed youths.