There have been reports on robbery in different communities in both states the last three days.
Some Nigerians took to Twitter to share their experiences while others sought the assistance of government.
Here are some Twitter reactions:
I was driving on Victoria Arobieke yesterday in Lekki Phase 1 & met a road block of fierce men with placards that read “Hunger. No food. No jobs. Lockdown”. Begging for money.
When we shout poverty, we aren’t discussing some theoretical nonsense. This #LagosUnrest is the result.
— Ayò Bánkólé (@AyoBankole) April 12, 2020
#LagosUnrest The military should be deployed at this point to crush these bastards robbing Lagosians and residents of Ogun state. These guys are thieves, gang members and cultists. They are the same set of miscreants who rob market women, extort okada riders, steal in traffic..
So many people are getting their facts wrong ,you see this guys going around to rob where actually jobless frm day1 even bfor lockdown,they are d guys u see in slums,ghetto,buspark &co,they are just using d lockdown as a reason to perpetuate their evil act #LagosUnrest
If you reside in the following areas
May God protect you all from Armed Robbers. Amen
Dear Nigerian youths,this is how d revolution will start, we all came out in our large numbers in unity and one voice to protect out communities and our families last night from armed robbers. Soon we will come out against greedy and corrupt leaders for a better nija #LagosUnrest
Just imagine one of those criminals pulling up even the old 1974 Kalashnikov rifle (AK-74) on y’all with machetes.
Just imagine the assault.
If they are robbing in your area, call the Special Anti Robbery Squad and say some yahoo boys are doing party in your area, making noise and throwing money in the air. In fact you suspect they just bought new cars, You will see them in 5 minutes #LagosUnrest #OgunUnrest
I learnt those robbers are called 1 million boys, they ve been terrorising some parts of Sango, Ogun. They have made their way to Agbado Ijaiye axis, Adura, Ijaiye, Meiran, U-turn to Abule egba. Robbing in broad daylight. Lagosian should ensure they #StaySafe #LagosUnrest
No weapons to protect themselves from armed robbers, yet they were outside all hours of the night trying to protect their families and communities.
This is Nigeria. A country that supposedly has a government and a police force. What a disgrace
@PoliceNG #LagosUnrest https://twitter.com/diy_ola/status/1249104406752231424 …Addy.@Diy_ola
Now I’m part of a vigilante group
Apparently it’s not about about maintaining social distancing or keeping to #Covid_19 precautions — residents around #LagosUnrest and #OgunUnrest are really experience cases of robbery attack. Special Anti Robbery Squad and the @PoliceNG should please do something about this.
First it was Ogun state and nothing was done,now it’s getting to some parts of Lagos&guess what??Police and SARS are nowhere to be found yet!These guys harass innocent civilians daily but now that they are needed,they not showing em faces. Our country has failed us#LagosUnrest
Why are the masses always at the receiving end?
From Ikeja GRA, Allen to Alausa, the number of police, NSCDC & LNSC patrols I saw in the daytime could start a mini war
How come they become invisible in close but poor neighborhoods like Ogba, Fagba & Abule Egba?#LagosUnrest
Barely slept overnight because neighbours and excos turned Vigilantes were keeping watch and had to be making a lot of noise to alert any potential robber not to be stupid…
Yet there is a Police station about 3 buildings from my estate.
Sigh. Las Las Psalm 127:1.#LagosUnrest