The vigil was organised in the area by the Ramadan Lailatul Quadri and while it went on around 2am, the robbers, dressed in religious apparels invaded Shokoya Street and LK Junction, attacking victims and dispossessing them people of their valuables.
The police authority had earlier revealed that robbers in the state are creating new tactics to successfully carry out their acts. This could be part of new strategies adopted by robbers in Lagos.
About 24 of the suspected robbers have now been arrested and are helping the police with information on their roles in the alleged incident.
“Some of the robbers came from as far as Ilorin, Kwara State, and Ibadan, Oyo State. They wore religious garments as if they came for the programme.
“They tried to cart away valuables such as generators and electronic appliances in the various houses they attacked, but when they heard different alarms going off, they got angry and began to damage vehicles,” Adebowale, a resident of the area reportedly told newsmen.
Police public relations officer, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest of the suspects adding that: “Policemen patrolled the area on Sunday and arrested some hoodlums smoking hemp at a junction called LK.