Hoodlums unleash terror on the Lagos community, leaving 2 dead and many injured.


At Otto-Awori and Ijanikin towns in Lagos State's Ojo Local Government Area, hoodlums believed to be members of a cult attacked locals and commuters with violence, leaving two people thought dead and numerous others hurt.

Since the alleged incident, six people have been detained for their suspected involvement, and police officers from the state's Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have been stationed in the area by Commissioner of Police Abiodun Alabi.

Traders at the well-known Vespa Market in Ijanikin quickly shut their doors as some of the thugs broke into the establishments to steal.

After obstructing the road, the thieves stole items such phones and jewellery from motorists on the Mile 2-Badagry Expressway.

Violence erupted as a result of tensions between two kings in the region, according to one eyewitness. One of the monarchs was organising his 15th anniversary, which infuriated his rival's fans.

It was discovered that problems started when an Awori local was allegedly attacked by a masquerade taking part in one of the rites.

The thugs, brandishing Dane guns, machetes, charms, and other weapons, are claimed to have given orders for vehicles to turn around.

According to a driver who saw the incident, motorists who tried to resist them were beaten up and had their vehicles vandalised.

When contacted, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, spokesman for the Lagos State Police, stated that officers were keeping an eye on the situation in Ijanikin and that the road had since reopened.


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