ORIGIN OF 1 MILLION BOYS

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You must have heard of the current “1 million boys” going about stealing things during this lockdown. They have been around for a while but have gotten lots of attention during this lockdown period. They are known to be very many, obviously not up to 1 million boys or even 1,000.

They are known to come in groups and sometimes they announce their coming. They tell their victims that they should expect them and they should keep money for them or else lose their heads. This has caused lots of panic among the neighborhood for fear of their lives.

Recently they have been terrorizing streets and communities giving rise to each community setting up their own vigilante they have made their presence known in Abule, Ogba, Surulere, Aguda, Egbado, Ajegule, Apapa, Alimosho, etc but how did they emerge?

Originally formed in Ajegunle by a group of about 20 boys with the aim of fighting their perceived injustice, some members of the group later hijacked the group to be involved in robbery activities, rape and maiming.

One Million Boys was released on October 9, 2012, and about 130 suspected members were arrested by the Lagos State Government, during a raid around Apapa and Ajegunle.

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