One killed, scores injured as area boys clash in Lagos
BY EVELYN USMAN
LAGOS — One person was, yesterday, killed and several others injured in a clash between some miscreants in Coker area of Orile Iganmu, Lagos.
The fight which started on Sunday was reportedly caused by supremacy battle between rival groups.
Dangerous weapons were reportedly used during the free-for-all which brought commercial activities in the area to an abrupt halt, as traders hurriedly locked up for the day.
Motorists plying the route reportedly had their windscreen smashed by the warring miscreants said to have also used the opportunity to rob commuters and other passers-by.
A member of one of the factions,allegedly stabbed in different parts of the body, bled profusely and died on the spot.
Policemen from Orile Division were said arrived the scene and made some arrests.
Contacted, spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Ngozi Braide, said that five persons had been arrested in connection with the clash.
“At about 9:45pm, some group of thugs engaged in a supremacy battle in Coker area of Orile. Policemen rushed to the scene and on arrival, it was observed that the streets were littered with pebbles and some vehicles vandalized.
On sighting the police, the hoodlums took to their heels,while the corpse of a man of about 27years, suspected to have participated in the mayhem was seen lying in a pool of his blood with severe cuts on him.
“Five male suspects were arrested while some cutlasses and a locally made shot gun were recovered. The injured victims were later referred to the hospital and the corpse deposited at Yaba GeneralHospital mortuary for autopsy”, she said, adding however , that normalcy had returned to the area.