A violent clash between two rival gangs in the Alakara and Fadeyi areas of Lagos , on Monday, led to the death of two persons , while scores were injured . One of the persons said to have been killed was a dispatch rider for a company, and the other, identified as Tobi Kuti ,
A violent clash between two rival gangs in the Alakara and Fadeyi areas of Lagos , on Monday, led to the death of two persons , while scores were injured .
One of the persons said to have been killed was a dispatch rider for a company, and the other, identified as Tobi Kuti , was said to have been beheaded after he was felled by the gangsters ’ bullet .
It was learnt that a motorcyclist operating in Fadeyi , identified simply as Alaba , was hit by a bullet in his lap and was rushed to the Military Hospital , Yaba , for treatment.
An eyewitness, who identified herself simply as Sandra , told NEWSPAD that she was on the upper floor of her place of residence when a fight broke out between the two groups of gangsters .
She said after the initial exchange of gunfire by both sides , which lasted for some minutes, there was a break and it was during this period that the dispatch rider passed through the area .
Sandra explained that the despatch rider was hit by a stray bullet when the gangsters resumed shooting.
She stated , “I don ’ t know the cause of the fight , but the fighters were not cultists , but area boys . The fight was between the Mushin and Fadeyi boys . A dispatch rider rode into the scene when the two sides resumed hostility . I watched as he was fell by a bullet from the gangsters ’ guns.
“ The police later came and removed his corpse from the scene. They also took his identity card . The fight between the Fadeyi and Mushin boys is unending . We witness at least one every two or three months . It has lasted for more than 20 years . Apart from guns , they also used sticks, stones, bottles , iron, knives , cutlasses and other weapons . ”
A chicken seller , Balogun Azeez , said the gangsters stole eight birds from his cage and vandalised his wife ’ s kiosk as well as those of other traders .
He added that the gangsters stole five new generators from a dealer ’ s outlet and looted many shops.
Azeez called for the establishment of a police station in the Fadeyi area, noting that repeated clashes between the two groups of gangsters have had negative impacts on business in the area .
A woman , who preferred anonymity , told our correspondent that the hoodlums ran away with her pot of rice without the stew .