Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s One Year In Office: Ikorodu Residents Charge Administration To Do More On Road, Security, Others

Kunle Adelabu Residents of Ikorodu Division have called on the Lagos State Government to ensure that more roads are fixed across the six Local Government and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the division. They also requested that Gov. Bababjide Sanwo-Olu should ensure that inner roads are given attentions while also commending his government’s efforts so far in renewing the infrastructure and other aspects of the councils across the Ikorodu division. They spoke on THE IMPACT WhatsApp platform during a discourse on the performance of the Governor Sanwo-Olu’s administration in…

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Community Policing: Lagos Inaugurates Committees To Tackle Insecurity

Lagos State has taken an audacious step towards improving security in all communities across the State, with the inauguration of State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC) and its operations arm, State Community Policing Committee (SCPC). Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, inaugurated members of the two committees at a ceremony held at the State House in Alausa, pointing out that the event marked a turning point in the Government’s deliberate effort to re-strategise and rethink the security architecture using Community Policing Initiative as proposed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP),…

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Lagos Sets To Enumerate Vulnerable Residents In Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu A process to identify vulnerable and less privilege for the purpose of creating a reliable data for social intervention for residents in Ikorodu has commenced. The six- man committee of the Ikorodu Local Government Operation Coordinating Unit, headed by Mr Balogun Jelili Sesan , a Level14 officer in the Agriculture  Department in the council, is expected to begin the exercise this week. THE IMPACT gathered that the exercise will officially kick-off at Poro – Ojugbo, Ward G, Ikorodu Local Government on Saturday, June 6, 2020. The State Coordinating…

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Killings Continue Unabated As Cultists Go Wild In Ikorodu

Wale Jagun The recent resurgence of wanton killings by rival cult groups across the six councils in Ikorodu Division has continued to create palpable tension as residents could no longer sleep with their two eyes closed. The residents are also afraid that the latest killings by the cult groups may go unabated if not urgently curtailed by the security men. After last week’s massacre during which about ten cultists and others were killed, the killings resumed this week with another round of gruesome murders. A suspected Eiye member was on…

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Disbelief As Cultists Shot Dead Rival Gang Member In A Viral video

Kunle Adelabu The deadly engagements among rivalry cult groups may have taken a more extreme and fearsome dimension as a video showing cultists killing an opponent has gone viral on various social media platforms. In the shocking video, about four suspected Eiye cult group, whose faces are not shown in the video, shot an alleged Axe cult group member with locally made pistols one after the other. The victim, who was wearing black t-shirt and sitting on the floor helplessly during his interrogation by his assailants and spoke mostly in…

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Suspected Notorious Cultist, Killer, ‘Dada Kettle’ Nabbed As Resurgent Gang War Claims 8 Lives

Kunle Adelabu The resurgence of killings among rival cult gangs in Igbogbo area of Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area, Ikorodu Division, Lagos, Southwest, Nigeria, has claimed about ten lives in about eight days. A suspected notorious killer and member of the Axe cult group, Anuoluwapo Mogaji, a 27 year-old indigene of Ikorodu popularly called ‘Dada Kettle’, and who has been on the wanted list of the Police Command in Ikorodu and the local vigilance team, Onyabo and other community policing outfits, was apprehended on Thursday, May 21,2020. He was arrested…

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Ajagunro Relief Materials Distribution: Community Leaders, Residents, Victims Blame Crowd Mismanagement For Stampede

Kunle Adelabu -Humanitarian group ought to have involved us – CDA actors Some of the victims of the stampede that occurred on Friday, May 15, 2020, when a humanitarian organization, Rosula Foundation, distributed relief materials to residents of Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area at Ajagunro community, have blamed the incident on lack of proper arrangement and crowd management. Community leaders and residents, who also spoke with THE IMPACT, also queried the way the entire exercise, which was aimed at cushioning the effects of the lockdown imposed by the government…

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Eid-il- Fitr Prayer: Prayer Grounds Across Ikorodu Deserted As Muslim Faithful Observe Prayer At Home

Kunle Adelabu & Bolu Hassan Many Muslim faithfuls resorted to praying at home for the Eid il Fitr prayer which marks the end of the 30 days Ramadan fasting period  in compliance with the government directive that all religious places and others points where people usually gathered in multitudes should not open until further notice as a measure to combat Coronavirus. The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, had during the week urged Muslims across the country to pray…

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Suspected Cult Leader, ‘Dada Kettle’, Others Arrested In Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu A suspected leader of Axe cult group, Anuoluwa Mogaji, popularly known and called ‘Dada Kettle’ that has been terrorizing various parts of Ikorodu Division of Lagos, has been arrested. Dada Kettle was arrested on Thursday in Igbogbo township in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria. Many suspected members of Eiye and Axe cult groups were also arrested by the combined team of Police, Onyabo Vigilance Group, Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN), Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) and…

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Ikorodu Students Sensitise Residents On COVID – 19 Prevention

Wale Jagun The National Association of Ikorodu Division Students (NAIDS), the umbrella body of all students in Ikorodu Division in various higher institutions across the country, has embarked on sentisation exercise for residents on COVID – 19 as part of its own contribution to the fight against the menace of the ravaging virus. At the weekend, the president of the association, Comrade Samuel Adeshina Soyiga, led the national executive officers and members of the body’s legislative arm and officers of the body at council and institutional levels to hoist information…

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