The Executive Chairman of Yaba LCDA, Hon. Kayode Adejare Omiyale has called on the landlords and residents to carry out thorough security checks before they engage any Mai-guard.
He made this call during his visit to Lawani/Onitiri Communities in Yaba where armed robbers invaded the community, robbed, shot, and killed a resident.
“We all need to be security-conscious more than ever before because of the issues of kidnapping, banditry, ritual killings and others.”
Omiyale said, “The community leaders in this place have a lot to do, it is very important to know the address of the houses being guarded by these Mai-guards with a view to check the influx of foreigners into the community. The engaged Mai-guard can longer control the okada riders, which they harboured illegally.”
The report made available to us is that the robbers invaded the community on okada. Okadas are, in fact, not allowed within Yaba LCDA.
Omiyale also called on the University of Lagos (UNILAG) authority to secure the verse portion of land across the canal bordering Onitiri/Lawani, which is currently being used for nefarious activities.
“This is a dungeon; it needs the attention of every security-conscious person.”
He also ordered the closure of an abandoned building at 49 Lawani/UNILAG road which is currently constituting security threats to the residents.
An old Mai-guard in the area Mr Sulaimon Yussuf promised to work with the Local Government with a view to rid the community of unwanted persons.
Mr. Afolabi Ojo, a community leader in Onitiri/Lawani CDA said some persons of northern origin were bringing in their friends in an uncontrollable manner, hence, the need to control their influx.
The Chairman visited the community with men of the immigration service, NSCDC and top council officials, including the Vice-Chairman, Hon. Bolanle Aileru, Secretary to the Local Government, Adetayo Oyemade and others.