Christmas is just a few weeks away and residents of Lagos State are rather living in palpable fear as unknown persons believed to be armed robbers have written some of them demanding Christmas dues.
The hoodlums on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 informed the residents of Joseph Harrison Estate, in the Yaba area of the state to be alert as they are planing to storm any moment.
It was gathered that the letter was placed on the vehicle of one of the residents and was discovered in the morning when he was about to wash his car.
“We are coming this week to collect our dues and to visit you tenants and landlords of Joseph Harrison Street in the week. If you like go and bring police or soldiers, we are coming to perform our duties.
“If you cooperate, we will not kill, but if you fail to cooperate, blood will flow,” the letter said.
A check at the estate on Tuesday revealed that sterner security measures have been put in place to protect lives and properties in the community.
Chairman, Community Development Association, Mr. Bolanle Akinyemi, said the estate had enjoyed some peace for a long while as it was protected by guards and the police from Sabo Police Post.
“We are also mindful of the slum that surrounds us and we have been conscious of suspected criminals,” he said.
“No one has received such letter before, but there was a case in 2013 when a company in the estate was robbed,” he said.
The chairman said they have reported the threat to Sabo Police Division and more guards have been engaged at the estate.
Visibly scared residents have called on the commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni to deploy more men to patrol the estate regularly in order to forestall the planned attacks.