Two people have lost their lives after unknown gunmen took to demolishing the popular slum located in Ikota, Lekki area of Lagos.
According to reports, unknown gunmen stormed the Ikota slum and carried out demolition of the shanties in the area.
The gunmen reportedly stormed the slum at about 9am on Friday November 16, and ordered the inhabitants to vacate their homes as they have been marked for demolition.
The shocked residents revealed that some persons had come to the area in the first week of November to mark their homes for demolition however, they were perplexed to have woken up on Friday morning to see soldiers and policemen in their area. A resident said;
At about 9am, men with bulldozers moved into their community and started demolishing every structure in sight and two of the residents reportedly died due to shock.
Chairman of the comminity, Eniafe Adesnaya told LIB that he believes the Lagos state government is not aware of the demolition being carried out in their area.