Lagos is such a large state in terms of its inhabitants. As such, there are some dangerous places, just like every other state, in the commercial city of Lagos.
This post is about the most dangerous places in Lagos you need to be careful of late in the night.
Let’s get it right…the fact that some places are dangerous doesn’t mean you can’t do business in these places. You just have to be careful.
Its hustling and bustling has its ups and downs which makes some areas to be prone to crime and other criminal activities.
Full List of MOST Dangerous Places in Lagos
- Mile 2
- Mosalasi, Agege
- Lagos Island
- Under Bridge Oshodi
- Computer Village / Ikeja under the bridge
- Pen Cinema Agege
Mushin is wonderful place and also one of the dangerous places in Lagos. The area is full of life and has also produced lots of finest superstars in sport, music and other spheres of life, yet one Mushin houses hundreds of criminal elements.
The area is particularly dangerous at night. The next time you find yourself in Mushin, you should be smart and watch who follows you and be vigilant.
This area is another dangerous place in Lagos and to live in. Its filled with hundreds of homeless boys and girls trying to find ends meet, among them are criminals who could also harm innocent passers by.
Be careful when you walk Mosalasi-Agege area at night. Watch your back if you must pass through this area at night.
If you’re driving through this area, keep your phone , wind up and be watchful.
Lagos Island is another dangerous zone in Lagos and it’s a hideout for criminals, cultist, area boys and all manners of crimes. Watch back as a newcomer to Lagos if you must visit Lagos Island.
Oshodi Under Bridge
The administration of former Babatunde Fashola tried all he could to make Oshodi less prone to crimes.
He did tried by clearing the area of criminals, but Oshodi under bridge still remains one of the dangerous areas in Lagos.
Oshodi under bridge is notorious for area boys, organized thuggery, crime, theft, pickpocket, so avoid going to lonely areas and make sure your belongings are kept in a safe place.
When you hear the name Bariga the names of some notable musicians comes to mind, however, Bariga is one of the most dangerous areas in Lagos known for gangarism, street fights, riots, robbery etc
Ijora is another dangerous area in Lagos you need to be careful of at night. It is known for hoodlums, area boys, one chance robbery, kidnapping etc.
It doesn’t matter whether you are driving, on a bus or walking, be careful whenever you visit Ijora. Visitor, take note!
Pen Cinema Agege
Pen Cinema Agege is another danger zone in Lagos known for drug abuse, tribal clashes, robbery, rape, miscreants and area boys activities etc.
Watch out when you’re in this area.
Ajegunle is also known as the Lagos ghetto, Ajegunle is notorious for all kinds of crime and criminal activities, should you ever find yourself in Ajegunle make sure you avoided secluded areas.
Ikorodu is an ancient town outskirt of Lagos mainland, it is a coastal city and it is known for different kind of atrocities like kidnapping, incessant killing, riot, cult clash, communal curfews as a result of archaic culture and beliefs.
No wonder it was the home of baddoo the popular gang who are known for their ritual killing.
In some areas in Ikorodu, some bad guys rub those who wake up early on their way to work. We learn that the state government is trying to rid the off criminals.
Computer Village / Ikeja under the bridge
Whenever you are visiting these areas, ensure that your belongings are kept safe at all time, it is known for robbery, pickpocketing, theft and abuse.
Pickpocketing happens anytime of the day in Computer Village and Ikeja under bridge. Computer village is also home to the baddest phone guru in Nigeria. Any phone which can’t be repaired might get to the manufacturer.
Be careful with WiFi when you’re in Computer Village.
Over the years, Mile 2 has become the den of criminals and other notorious activities, especially at night.
Mile 2 roads are known for armed robbery, traffic robbery, one chance robbery, theft etc
Listing the most dangerous areas in Lagos isn’t meant to discourage you neither was this post written to give Lagos state a bad.
This post is to put you on your toes and for you to brace up for the challenges when visiting some the danger zones in the commercial city.
Lagos is beautiful most especially when you visit areas like Allen, Opebi, Ikoyi at night during Christmas or festive period.
Lagos is also full of opportunities