REVEALED: Top 10 Most Notorious Neighbourhoods In Lagos – Be Careful Whenever You Find Yourself In These Areas
Lagos is the commercial capital of Nigeria where many people across Nigeria troop into to find a means of living. But the reality is that not everyone that comes or lives in Lagos has a genuine business they are doing. Some have taken up crime as a job that feeds them, while others are readily available to be used to causing trouble by politicians or people who want to settle scores among themselves.
1. Abibaba, Ikorodu
Ikorodu had been identified as one of the most infamous communities in Lagos State, a community situated in the north-east of the state, near the Lagoon. Ikorodu and Ogun state shares the same boundary.
This community is a vulnerable area for men of the underground world, rapists and kidnappers. But Anibaba and Itu Nla are the two areas that are very vulnerable in Ikorodu. Just recently, a couple and others were reportedly killed by cultists in Ikorodu.
The two areas are said to be notorious for fatal cult clashes. The gunmen, who actually are cultists, usually engaged in supremacy battles, invading these areas at will, while shooting dead their own rivals, most of the time, residents will be caught in the crossfire.
2. Ojurin, Mushin
The notoriety of Mushin began far back in 1980, and till date, Mushin has never changed for the better hence, remained one of the top ten dangerous neighborhoods in Lagos.
Violence experienced in the area is as a result of cult clashes, especially in Ojelade and in Oju Irin areas of Mushin. The cultists, in most cases, will unleash mayhem within the communities at will. When on an operation, the cultures will wield cudgels, and cutlasses, as well as, broken bottles.
3. Papa Orile
These two areas, Papa and Oracle, are in Agege, and these areas are not lagging behind, in terms of criminal activities, they are among the expanding territories for criminals, and criminals in these areas carried out all sort of crime and violence in the areas.
Residents of these areas are living in fear, as young people, who are high on drugs take to crimes without any scruple.
4. Igbo Olomu, Isawo in Ikorodu
Some militants who came from creeks and those of the Niger Delta find solace in these areas. Kidnapping is their stock-in-trade here.
These handlooms normally have a field day, creeping into the areas and abducted people, as there are no security operatives present in these areas. Once their victims are caught, they will take them to a creek around Imota. Subsequently, families of the victims will be contacted and requested for ransom.
5. Odunfa, Lagos Island
Violent crimes have been said to be a particular feature in Lagos state. As such crimes in the overpopulated mainland increase, handlooms have extended, and their tenterhooks are also in Lagos Island. These two areas, the Odunfa and Onala have been considered as sore thumbs in the area of criminal activities.
6. Olodi Apapa In Ajegunle
Apapa is one of the places in Lagos state, where you have ports and terminals. Ajegunle is in Apapa and is a well-known area, which is famous in the production of entertainment superstars.
Ajegunle is described as ‘ghetto paradise’ where criminality thrives. A regular occurrence in the area is supremacy battles that happened between various cult groups.
The most saddened is the rising case of missing children. Many in the neighbourhoods are those responsible for the kidnapping practices.
7. Iyana Ipaja
Iyana Ipaja is a key transit area into Lagos state, and the area is also a gateway into the neighbouring Ogun state and Lagos communities.
It is here in Iyana Ipaja that you will find many bus stop and many motor parks, which are scattering almost everywhere with roads to places within and around Nigeria, Iyana Ipaja in Lagos state has actually grown to become one of the notorious neighbourhoods in the state. The area is in Alimosho, a local government area, considered to be the largest in Lagos state.
8. AIT Road
An investigation has uncovered crime activities in AIT Road, which is in Alagbado, and Afolabi, including Obadore, all in Igando.
These places are now battlegrounds for cultists, who often engaged in violent battles. Although it is true that, Lagos residents are grappling with this reality of rising cultists activities in most areas in the state, the Police Commissioner in Lagos, Fatai Owoseni, has said that the issue of criminal activities in Lagos state might be connected with some stakeholders in the affected communities.
9. Ilaje In Bariga
Bariga is in Somolu, where the oldest secondary school, CMS Grammar School in Lagos state, is situated. This area has now turned into a blighted area.
Crime is the order of the day here, such as rape, and kidnapping as well as, violent cult clashes. The cultists on a regular basis do lurk around this place, especially during the night period in order to attack unsuspecting women, where they waylay the women and rape them.
10. Shibiri In Okokomaiko
Shibiri is one of the densely populated areas in Okokomaiko of Lagos state. This area is known for its notoriety, being a den and recruiting centre for criminals.
Young persons in this area are being recruited into cultism. Even persons, who lived in this area have confirmed how young people are robbing unsuspected and innocence members of the public.