No fewer than 450 residents on Foreshore Road, Lekki, Lagos State , have been displaced after men of the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Sanitation ( Enforcement ) Unit demolished and burnt their houses on Wednesday .
The punch report that the team also included policemen from the Maroko division .
A member of the community , who did not want to be identified , said residents were only given 24 hours to remove their property .
He said the officers claimed that the houses were being destroyed over the Lekki shooting incident .
The source said , “It happened at exactly 1 . 32 pm . They broke all the fences around and destroyed the structures and houses . “ There is an uncompleted building in the compound , which was also demolished. More than 400 to 500 people have lost their houses . They are task force people and Maroko Police Station .
“ They came yesterday and said they did not want to see anybody around the toll gate and we should remove our belongings . They said we were the people that testified against them during the # EndSARS protest , and they read the reports and knew many of us who spoke to the media .
“ Some people took their property out , but others could not . They are still here as we speak, burning property yet to be removed . There is a heavy security presence around the toll gate . ”
The state Police Public Relations Officer , Muyiwa Adejobi , said he was not aware of the demolition .
Credit: The Punch