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Several injured as thugs invade Ikorodu palace



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On Sunday, suspected thugs and land grabbers invaded Isiu palace in Ikorodu, Lagos State, TopNaija reports.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Oba Okukayode Raji was given the staff of office by Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties, Wale Ahmed, on August 24, 2020.

The hoodlums allegedly attempted to abduct the newly installed monarch. The monarch told NAN that the hoodlums came in dozens with weapons before the intervention of local vigilante groups who chased them away.

“Suddenly, we started seeing strange faces and many boys coming closer to the palace with different weapons in their hands. While they moved closer, they started shooting; one of my sons was wounded in the process.

“My house and car were vandalised and many people who came to pay homage to me were also wounded. More than 60 people were injured. Those who sustained serious injuries have been taken to the hospital for treatment,” the monarch said.

Oba Raji said he contacted the Divisional Police Officer and the Area Commander for assistance. “They responded very late but later sent their officers to patrol the community.

“However, three suspects have been arrested so far,” he said. The monarch, however, called on community leaders and indigenes to cooperate and solve land matters themselves to ensure absolute peace within the communities.

He also urged the Lagos State Government to intervene and beef up security in the area.


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