Some Residents of Ever Winning Avenue, in the Isheri Osun area of Lagos State, have fled the area after two landlords and a woman were kidnapped by gunmen.
It was gathered that no fewer than 500 residents had relocated from the area.
According to reports the dwellers started fleeing last Friday when the gunmen, numbering about eight, invaded the neighbourhood and abducted a woman, identified as IYA MITCHELL.
A resident also said as the community grappled with how to raise the N6m ransom reportedly demanded to free the woman, the kidnappers stormed the community again and seized two landlords.
Residents in the area are calling on the government to provide security in the community to restore peace and avert a recurrence and to take urgent actions to ensure the release of the victims.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DOLAPO BADMOS, said the case is under investigation and that the police would ensure the safe return of the victims.