Some landlords and tenants of Dejuwogbo community, Oke-Ota Ona, Ikorodu, have fled their homes following a threat notice pasted in the neigbourhood by unknown gunmen suspected to be robbers.
Those who have not temporarily relocated are apprehensive about their safety as they endure fearful nights.
The locals woke up last Saturday to the posters of masked armed men pasted in strategic points in the community.
In the notice, the gunmen threatened to attack the community on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and demanded maximum cooperation.
“Team 13, Dejuwogbo CDA. Expect us 24, 25 & 26 December, 2020. Maximum cooperation or head would roll (sic).”
Some of the community leaders, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that residents had become nervous since the notice was pasted.
One of them said the threat had been reported to the police at the Igbogbo Police Station and they promised to do something about it.
He said, “We woke up to the notice on Saturday morning, they pasted the posters across the community but they are more prominent in some parts.
Two were pasted on the wall of a mosque,they didn’t paste them at the main entrance where our security men could have easily seen them. Some people are suspecting that insiders might be involved.
The tension has been very high. If you get to our community by 8pm, you may not see anybody outside again. Some people have relocated temporarily.
Some would come home in the morning and leave in the evening. On our own, we are putting gates at some points and installing security gadgets.
A landlord explained that some thugs looted a warehouse belonging to a politician in the community during the violence that broke out during the I protest, noting that the robbers might have been emboldened by the act.