These are the worst places to raise children in Lagos.
If you cannot avoid living in these areas, don't ever leave your wives and children alone without adequate protection.
A criminal gang once trailed a young female student back to her house in the notorious Agbado area of Lagos State and seeing that she was alone, they raped her to death and then disemboweled her before escaping with her parents jeep. Then they later called her parents and boasted about how they raped and killed her for rejecting their romantic advances. The criminals were never found till date.
Impressionable and vulnerable girls are the most endangered species in these parts of Lagos the most populous state in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country.
They are the most targeted by these human predators on the prowl; roaming about the streets like hyenas in the African jungle.
There are more criminals here than even the Boko Haram terrorists in northern Nigeria. The only difference is they are not religious terrorists and have no ideologies. They are mostly abandoned children, school dropouts and unemployed frustrated youths who turn to crime and drugs in their existentialist angst.During their lucid moments, they can be mistaken for the most peaceful creatures on earth, but they can be suddenly provoked and unleash the furies of the demons of their manic-depressive disorder as antisocial miscreants, armed robbers and rapists. These hoodlums are often recruited as political thugs by the top politicians who use them for political riots or as hired killers and political assassins against their political opponents and rivals during elections. So, they can commit heinous crimes and escape from police arrest and prosecution, because of their political connections in high places in Lagos State.
Gruesome crimes have been committed by these criminal gangs that can be seen masquerading as "Area Boys" in the day, but unleash their terrors in the twilight hours armed with daggers, guns, machetes and other dangerous weapons.
There are dangerous criminal gangs of cultists and rapists in these notorious parts of Lagos and they can commit horrible crimes and disappear into the congested ghettos and suburbs of neighboring states of Ogun and Oyo and return again to commit more crimes. These places are not well policed.
Beware of unforeseen dangers and beware of strangers whenever you are in the following places in Lagos.
- Orile Iganmu
- Isale Eko
- Ebute Meta/Apapa Road