•Some residents fleeing their homes in Ikorodu after attacks by militants. Photos: Tunde Ajaja and File
Kunle Falayi, Tunde Ajaja and Jesusegun Alagbe
Like a swarm of locusts leaving destruction and desolation in their wake, the invasion of some Lagos riverside communities by suspected Niger Delta militants has all but stalled the local economy of those areas.
Walking through some parts of Isawo and Igbo-Olomu, still feels like walking through a ‘no man’s land’ with shops shut, houses deserted and streets inhabited by nothing but domestic animals.
Aside the immediate impact on livelihood and the fear forcing people to flee these parts of Lagos where many residents were slaughtered and shot by the militants about a month ago, Saturday PUNCH learnt that the attack had virtually grounded hotels in that part of Ikorodu and