Armed robbers on Friday, attacked a market in Lagos in broad-daylight and carted away phones and other valuables while soldiers stationed at a roundabout close by did not intervene, traders lament.
The robbers who stormed Iyana-Iba market in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos, took away the phones and other valuables of roadside traders. Eyewitness account reported that the armed robbers shot into the air to scare traders away before they commenced their operations.
Some traders who fell victim said their shops were broken into by the robber who also carted away their phones and other valuables. The report also said that while the traders ran for safety, the robbers beat up mercilessly victim traders who were reluctant in parting with their phones and other belongings.
The reports also said that the robbers emerged from the Igando axis of the road and began shooting in the air. “We noticed everybody was running and I ran too. The thief passed by, kicked at the glasses and took away the phones,” one of the traders told a Premium Times correspondent who happened to be at the scene of the incident at the material time. The reports said the traders lamented the non-intervention of the military personnel whom they said were stationed at the Iyana-Iba roundabout.