…Sickle cell child badly injured
Having suffered two incessant attacks by dangerous hoodlums, a cultist gang known as Badoo in Ota, Ogun state; the Ojolowos, a family of seven living at 29, Adeoye street, Ewupe, Ota, Ogun state have fled their home while residents of the area are all living in fear.
According to Mr. Rasaq Ojolowo when recounting the ordeal, he said, “It was at the middle of the night on Sunday 22nd of April, 2017 when we noticed some movement within our compound, before we could ascertain who our unwanted guests were at that hour of the night, they have gained entrance. It was a bad night that we do not pray to experience again. I managed to escape through the fence because I thought they could be assassins that were thirsty for blood.
My wife was attacked, Mrs Hauwa Ojolowo Ajibola and my children, Ojolowo Ayodeji Abdul-Ganiy (16yrs), Ojolowo Olayinka Abdul-Mailk (15) and the most affected amongst them was my boy living with sickle cell anemia, Master Ojolowo Bolaji Abdul-Razaq ((10yrs).”
The boy and the rest of the family were taken to the hospital while the whole neighborhood was in pandemonium as they asked who might be the next victim.
The distraught mother of five, Mrs Hauwa Ojolowo Ajibola, the daughter of Late Justice Saidu Kawu (Rtd) explained further that when the assailants found that her husband was not around, her families were injured on their heads with a cut on her leg. Ojolowo said, “This has been their way of leaving a trace whenever they attack any home. I was even lucky because there were some families that were all killed in such attack.
Ojolowo has fled his home due to the incident and the complaint he gave was that the attack is becoming too many at a time. In his words, he said, “Sometime in 2015, 19th of October to be precise, I was in Germany when they first came to my house, two of my children, Abdul Malik and Abdul-Ganiy were attacked.
Rasaq Ojolowo has called on government to beef up security in the area and make life worthy of living for Nigerians because the country is becoming unsafe to live for people due to incessant killings by different terror group in Nigeria.