Apapa Residents React As “Okada” Robbers Take Over Apapa In Lagos
The occupants of Apapa range have shouted out to the Lagos State government to spare them from this frightening and ghastly experience they are going through in the hands of “Okada” burglars who have been threatening the region regular effortlessly.
One of the inhabitants who lives at Payne Crescent, Apapa, and recognized himself as Barrister Femi Adebami said,
“It is sad that for so many years I have been living in Apapa peacefully but since just few years ago Apapa has changed so much for the worse. Instead of the security situation improving, it is worsening and seriously degenerating to the worst.
“Numerous inhabitants, particularly nonnatives who live in Apapa have migrated to Lekki, Victoria Island, Banana Island, Ilupeju, Ikeja, among different zones in light of the fact that the number of inhabitants in equipped burglars who assault individuals, generally whitemen and bank clients have expanded quickly. Indeed, even as I live in Apapa, I can’t enter any bank in Apapa. Rather I will go to Victoria Island, Lagos Island or even Surulere to pull back cash, if there is road turned parking lot to Lagos Island. Numerous individuals have been confiscated of their well deserved cash.
“Some have been shot dead in Apapa or mangled by these “okada” burglars. To what extent would we say we are going to proceed with like this? To what extent will it take both the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government to know what to do? Some policemen had let me know that they are incapacitated. The human rights law is a piece of their limitation since it is ideal to permit one thousand lawbreakers to escape than to murder one guiltless national.
“They griped that regardless of the fact that furnished burglars when they are escaping will shoot at policemen or anyone without hesitation however in the event that police discharge one shot on the looter, a few people will send fake story on the web, recounting whimsical story of how policemen shoot blameless subject. Notwithstanding when they know that burglars were the general population that submitted the demonstration. In any case, government ought to expel business bike operation from Apapa.
“I don’t know why they are wherever when they have limited them. For me an inside and out boycott is better in Apapa. The shooting of outsiders and seizing of their money and assets is scratching the country’s picture. Apapa has a greater number of ports than every one of the ports joined in Nigeria. So the spot ought to be very much secured. It produces such a great amount of income for the nation so the legislature ought to take cognance of that and guarantee that Apapa is a sheltered spot for both occupants, specialists, subjects and nonnatives.”