Lagos residents living in Ibeshe town, Ikorodu yesterday took to the streets to protest incessant attacks and raping of women in the area, saying their lives were constantly being threatened by cultists and militants.
The chairman, Ibeshe land Joint Community Development Association, Pastor Fred Olanipekun who led the protest to Lagos State House of Assembly lamented that their community has been under the siege of cultists for a long time.
They called on the Lagos State government to come to their rescue and restore peace to the community, adding that the community has been bereft of serenity for the past two years.
Olanipekun who spoke on behalf of the protesters said a cult group leader known as ‘badoo’ has caused havoc in the community, lamenting that he goes about raping, kidnapping and maiming people in the community.
He said, “For the past two years, we have been experiencing incessant rape of widows, single mothers, young and old women and ladies.” Narrating their ordeal in the town, he said that last month the culprits who operate individually attacked a Ghanaian lady, simply identified as Grace, raped and removed all her teeth.