Oniru of Iru Oba Abdulwasiu Lawal has raised alarm that commercial motorcyclists popularly known as okada riders are planning attacks in Lekki area of Lagos.
The warning followed the ban on Okada operations by Lagos State Government in Lekki and other areas in the state.
Recently, a sound engineer David Imoh was lynched by Okada riders over N100 balance.
In a circular issued on Wednesday, the Oniru urged residents not to panic but to be security conscious.
“Intelligence report reaching us is that following the raid on Okada riders and seizure of their bikes in Lekki Phase 1, the riders believed the action was instigated by Lekki residents who are determined to take away their source of livelihood,” the circular said.
“To this end, there are plans to invade inner streets to cause havoc anytime from now in Lekki.
“In its proactive measures, His Royal Majesty — the Oniru of Iru land, Oba Abdulwasiu Omogtrolahan Lawal (Abisogun II) – has advised that all access points within the Estate be secured and all security guards should be on red alert.
“This is an emergency measure, not panic. We advise all residents to be extremely cautious and please collaborate with security guards at the gates.”