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Places to avoid in Lagos

The most dangerous neighbourhood in Lagos is not just one but many. You honestly need to avoid them most especially, If you are not a true Lagosian.

  1. Idi-Araba Mushin. Just read what a clash over a girlfriend caused and the fight is always constant here!

Uneasiness has pervaded Idi Araba and Olorunishola communities in the Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State after bloody clashes between two factional gangs in the neighbourhoods.

No fewer than 150 vehicles parked in compounds and by the roadsides were reportedly vandalised during the clashes, while some members of the factions were injured.

2. Lagos Island. You want to avoid Okesuna boys, Patey boys, Campos boys,Agarawu boys,Ita faaji boys, Onola Boys,Lafiaji boys. These gangs are seriously terrorising Lagos Island and the popular Lion Building police station is not effective enough. Late night movement here should be strictly restricted to Broadstreet axis, Dolphins estate axis etc. The funniest thing is that if you accidentally walk in the area controlled by these boys, they know that you are an outsider and might hurt you.

3.Ojuelegba,shitta axis.Home of weed, tough crimes and very dangerous.

Empire, Alhaji Masha, Kilo, Lawanson Road, Under Bridge, Stadium, Barracks, Shitta; these are some of the notorious areas in Ojuelegba. The neighbourhood needs not much introduction. Its ever busy inter-state motor parks and bus stops add to the notoriety. This area can be entertaining when you see the agberos, conductors and passengers fighting at the thesame time very dangerous!!

4. Oshodi Oke, Oshodi Isale, Oshodi railway,Oshodi main-park,Oshodi Bolade.This is one of the places that I respect and fear. Don’t go there if you do not have a business there, driving here alone is scary. This is one of the most dangerous in LAGOS STATE with no solution. This is also the headquarter of agberos!(gangs). Oshodi is controlled mainly by the London guys and Railways guys with some upcoming gangs.

The de facto emperor of Oshodi Musiliu Akinsanya AKA MC Oluomo is still holding sway with occasional gun battles for the soul of the NURTW cash cow by the different factions. He was even attacked recently!.

5.Ajegunle.

Apart from producing some of the best musicians Nigeria has ever known and some of the craziest lyrics and dance moves, Ajegunle also has many ugly sides including but not limited to prostitution, drug-peddling and abuse, fraud, scam, thievery, vandalism, robbery, kidnapping etc. A real definition of a slum and a ghetto.

6. Ijora/Orile.At times you might want to think there’s no government presence there. Light robberies, bag-snatching, drug peddling etc are activities going on here both during daylight and late night. Ijora, Badia, Orile are not for gentlemen. I have to group Ijora and Orile together because of their proximity to each other.

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These are the most dangerous neighbourhoods based on my own experience.

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