Five terrorists were captured at the weekend in a shoot-out with policemen in Satellite Town, Lagos State.
Chike Oti, the Divisional Police Officer, Satellite Town police station, is said to have led the operation along with other policemen.
Report says that many other people were injured and properties worth the sum of 50million was destroyed during shout out.
The items destroyed includes, a warehouse situated at No. 470, Old Ojo Road, Lagos, and vehicles parked on road shoulders.
According to a source at the Area E, Police Command, FESTAC Town, the hoodlums were being controlled by a traditional ruler “who tagged himself as a lord in Satellite Town.”
Uche Ezeudo, who lives in the area said, “the heavily armed thugs invaded the warehouse belonging to movie- maker, Igwe Gabosky Okoye, and looted property that included electronic sets, assorted drinks and sports equipment.
“We later learnt that the hoodlums were sent by a traditional ruler to destroy the warehouse for Okoye’s failure to pay N15 million demanded as settlement for the said property. All Okoye’s attempts to show them his federal government valid Certificate of Occupancy number 23/23/77 registered at the Federal Land Registry, Lagos, since 1995 fell on deaf ears.”
He stated that he made an attempt to alert the police, when the suspected hoodlums were on a rampage, but all efforts failed.
Okoye said, “those boys are cultists and members of a terrorist group, which if not controlled now, will be worse than Boko Haram in future. They have seized various items from their owners. They have a place for their large number of thugs, an armoury for their weapons and a burial ground for their victims.
“Okada operators, tanker drivers and commercial bus drivers are afraid of them as they unleash mayhem on anyone who dares them. Business owners in Satellite Town and environs are at their mercy. The thugs can invade any business premises or residential property and demand for any amount. They even give people a time frame to pay or face the consequences of not paying or delay in payment.”