Unidentified heavily armed gunmen suspected to be militants were said to have invaded the Igbolomu and Ishawo areas in Ikorodu, Lagos State, yesterday.
According to eyewitnesses who escaped from one of the invaded areas, the gunmen from the Niger Delta came through water channel and started shooting sporadically.
Residents are already fleeing the area as eyewitnesses claim corpses littered the ground, adding that more could be in the swamp.
An eyewitness popularly called Iya Ibeji said there was series of gunshots all through the night and also early in the morning.
“I heard series of gunshots while preparing Sari this morning. I also saw people from a nearby church through my window scampering for safety because they were doing a vigil before the chaos,”
Another resident who declined mentioning his name said:
Another resident, Kolawole Amodu said: ”I am staying here because this is where I own a land and house. I did not rent so I can’t carry my house along. I will just continue to be prayerful and hopeful”.