At least 3 feared dead, vehicles and shops looted as hoodlums clash in Lagos

11/18/2020

Posted by: Oluwaseun Adeniji

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A minimum of three persons have been feared dead after a recent clash of hoodlums in the Mushin and Surulere areas of Lagos, See full story!

According to report reaching us, at least 3 people were confirmed dead after the clash of hoodlums in parts of Surulere and Mushin in Lagos State. This violent crash also led to the destruction of properties, including several vehicles and shops.

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Hoodlums crashed in Lagos recently, leading to the destruction of vehicles and shops

From what we learnt, the fight broke out last Sunday around 8 pm between two conflicting groups at a party on Alafia Street. As a result, this fight spread to other nearby streets in the area. The fight was reportedly a supremacy battle between the 2 groups and it went on till Monday.

The affected areas where these hoodlums clashed include Morgan, Alafia, Daniel, Olusoga, Babalola and Sowunmi. Consequently, many people were inflicted with various degrees of injuries, vehicles were destroyed while up to 200 shops around were vandalized by these hoodlums.

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From an eyewitness’s report, the security agents were nowhere to be found while this clash was going on. This, however, gave the hoodlums the liberty to cause mayhem without interruption. The eye witness who pleaded anonymity further disclosed that the police were unable to respond to the incident quickly due to their experience during the #EndSARS protest.

He said the police area commander had to go to the scene in the company of the local government chairman, in order to restore order. According to him, when they left, the miscreants resumed their fight and continued to cause more havoc.

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The hoodlums had already wreaked havoc in the area before the arrival of the security agents

Officers from the Area D Police Command, Itire, Aguda and Surulere were deployed to the areas where the hoodlums clashed. Muyiwa Adejobi, who happens to be the Lagos State Police PRO, revealed that no casualties were reported among the gangsters from the crash. He also said that 12 suspects have been apprehended in connection to the crash. Adejobi disclosed that the police have been able to restore order in the area while more officers have been sent to the area to monitor and tighten up security in those affected places.

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Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.

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