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Five feared dead, scores injured as political thugs clash

By Evelyn Usman

No fewer than five persons were feared dead and several others injured in a renewed fight between political thugs in Ijora area of Lagos, yesterday.

However, Police in Lagos said only one person died in the fight. The Police gave the identity of the deceased as Lateef Abdullai.

Report has it that trouble started two months ago after a politician in the area gave an unspecified amount of money to some social miscreants, who were his loyalists.

Some of them, who claimed they were edged out in the sharing, took to the streets, destroying property of their colleagues that benefited from the largesse.

In a bid to calm the aggrieved persons, the politician was said to have doled out additional cash to them, an action that, Vanguard gathered, esca-lated the already tensed situation as those who did not benefit resorted to the use of force.

demanded for their shares by force.

Residents told Vanguard that the warring factions had been attacking each another, in the process of which they unleashed mayhem on innocent persons.

Yesterday’s fight was reportedly a reprisal attack, which involved tricycle operators on Gaskia Road, Ijora Badia.



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