No fewer than 150 structures on waterfronts in Otodogbame, in the Lekki area of Lagos State have been reportedly demolished by operatives attached to the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit.
It was learnt that the operatives, in company with some marine policemen and hoodlums, stormed the community around 5am on Sunday, shooting indiscriminately, during which a resident, David Aya, aged 20, was killed by a stray bullet.
Several others, including one Monday Idowu, were also said to have sustained gunshot injuries as the team wet the structures with kerosene and set fire to them.
PUNCH Metro learnt that some of the displaced residents, who had yet to find alternative settlements, stayed on boats. It was gathered that some hoodlums had attacked the community on Saturday, killing one Elijah Avonda, 45, a father of ten children. Read more