Top Ten Places to Avoid in Lagos at Night

Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, sprawls inland from the Gulf of Guinea across Lagos Lagoon. Victoria Island, the financial center of the metropolis, is known for its beach resorts, boutiques and nightlife. To the north, Lagos Island is home to the National Museum Lagos, displaying cultural artifacts and craft-works. Nearby is Freedom Park, once a colonial-era prison and now a major venue for concerts and public events.

As beautiful as Lagos is, some places are calmer than others. There are certain number of dangerous places in Lagos you must avoid at all cost especially during the night.

You can also read on how to survive traffic congestion in Lagos.

Dangerous Places in Lagos

Here are the top ten dangerous places in Lagos to avoid at night:

1. Mushin

Mushin is a notorious place known for cultism, sudden violent break-outs and armed robbery. Mushin is one of the most notorious crime areas in Lagos. Fights happen so suddenly that one has to be on alert every time.

Violence Outbreak in Mushin
Violence Outbreak in Mushin

2. Ajegunle

Ajegunle is known as a jungle for notorious criminals and is also called ‘ghetto’. Ajegunle is a place filled with open sewer and dilapidated buildings as it is a highly populated district in Lagos. If you do not live in Ajegunle, it is advised that you do not visit that place, especially at night as you might be a victim of armed robbery, kidnapping or even rape.

A Place in Ajegunle
A Place in Ajegunle

3. Bariga

Bariga is located in the heart of Lagos mainland and it is a district that is affiliated with Somolu. Bariga is well-known for gang fights and kidnapping so it is best to avoid that area at night so as not to become a victim.

Bariga
Bariga

4. Oshodi

Oshodi is becoming transformed into a really beautiful place. Nevertheless, it is still an area that is well-known for pick-pocketing. It is a very dangerous place especially early in the morning and late at night.

Oshodi
Oshodi

5. Ikeja

There are really nice places in Ikeja such as exotic restaurants and great hotels. However, there are places in Ikeja that are notorious. For example; computer village Ikeja and under bridge Ikeja- pick-pocketing and armed robbery are rampant in those areas and it is super dangerous to be in those places at night.

Ikeja Computer Village
Ikeja Computer Village

6. Mile 2

Mile 2 has become a notorious place for criminal activities and traffic robbery is really common around the area especially at night.

Mile 2 Road
Mile 2 Road

7. Fadeyi

Fadeyi is a notorious neighborhood for armed robbery and other criminal activities. It can go from being peaceful in one second to a violence engulfed location. Fadeyi is one of the most dangerous places in Lagos to be in especially at night.

Fadeyi
Fadeyi road

8. Agege

Agege is a notorious place and residents live in fear as criminal activities have become more rampant. Raping, murder, and armed robbery are the highlight of the crimes and it is very unsafe.

Agege
Agege

9. Ijora

Ijora is an area that is populated with thugs who have no problems harassing and stealing from people, Ijora is also popular for the slummy areas and prostitutes. Sometimes, intertribal fights break out between the Hausas and the Yorubas.

Ijora Shanties
Ijora

10. Igando

Military personnel and armed robbers have turned a once quiet neighborhood into one of the most dangerous places in Lagos and Igando residents live in fear daily. People are warned to stay clear of this area, especially at nights.

Igando Market Place
Igando Market Place

If you are also interested in traveling to Katsina on a budget, you can read about the 8 fun things to do in Katsina here.

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