By Sodiq Lawal
Life has seemingly become hell for residents of Akarabata line 1 in Modakeke, State of Osun, following incessant attacks by men of the underworld.
Business activities have also grounded to a halt in the area as a result of the activities of these criminals who always smoke, terrorize and rob them.
Residents of the area who does not want their name mentioned for security reason appealed to the state government and security agencies to rescue them from armed robbery attacks.
They claimed that the hoodlums have been terrorising them many years ago, adding that the attacks have escalated to daily affair.
Our correspondent gathered that most tenants have packed out of the street for fear of falling victim to armed gangs that allegedly assault their victims.
Investigations showed that the hoodlums have devised different means of carrying out their nefarious activities. Most times, they rob with commercial motorcycles, ambushing workers on their way to work. At other times, they attack traders and shop owners while closing for the day.
Victims of the robbery who spoke with our reporter said the area has been attacked severally in the last three months and each time the bandits stormed, it was a bitter tale for victims.