Since Tunde Fashola ended his tenure as governor of lagos state, security situation in Lagos has continued to be a headache. Just this morning FESTAC Town, Lagos was in disarray as suspected oil thieves escaping from security personnel shot sporadically into the air. This shooting continued for one hour. An eye-witness said, “At first we thought they were armed robbers as they were shooting sporadically into the air but later we discovered they were a group of oil bunkers who came heavily armed..."
Soldiers and policemen responded to this early morning attack, but it appears criminals are beginning to dare Lagos security setup. Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Joseph Offor, said: “There was no robbery in FESTAC Town this morning, what happened in the community was sporadic shooting by some hoodlums in the creek but the place is calm now... We arrested and paraded some of them last week and impounded a tanker with about 7,500 litres of petroleum products with a hose and pumping machine... They are not happy, and I guess that is the reason for them to wake up this morning to disturb the neighbourhood... In swift reaction, the soldiers and the police were immediately deployed to the scene but there are no arrest so far."