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Published On: Thu, Feb 5th, 2015

2 Brothers, 5 Others Killed, Baby Abducted as Political Thugs Clash in Ajegunle, Lagos

IGP SULEIMAN ABBA

IGP SULEIMAN ABBA


LAGOS FEBRUARY 5TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Seven people were killed, including two brothers, and a baby abducted after some political thugs clashed at the Ajegunle area of Lagos State on Tuesday.
Residents claimed that the thugs snatched a new born baby from the mother and robbed people of their valuables at Layinka, Oduduwa and Arumoh Streets.

They also killed two brothers, Idris and Abeeb.
Aside from the two brothers, five other people were killed.
A shootout was said to have occurred and the area turned to a war zone after two opposing political thugs clashed.
While some attacked with machetes, others deployed guns.
A resident, Kayode, who claimed he witnessed the incident, said the thugs also robbed at Imam, Aro, Market and Olumokun Streets among others.
Kayode said the two brothers were killed at Olowojeunjeje Junction of Oduduwa Street.
One Taiye said: “Two among the victims were killed at Imam Street, Amukoko, while another corpse was brought to Amukoko Police Station yesterday afternoon.”
According to one Francis, the hoodlums shattered the windows of his hotel at Oduduwa Street and inflicted injuries on two of his workers.
The acting Divisional Police Officer for Ajegunle Police Station, Augustine Chime, along with some of his men raced to the scene and dispersed the rampaging youths.
Another witness, Benjamin said: “Women who ran to pick their children from schools were trapped in the shootout as they scampered for safety.
“Traders abandoned their shops and took to their heels.”

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