Thursday, 9 July 2015

Hoodlums turn market to battlefield, kill five

There was pandemonium at the Allison Market,
in the Ikorodu Garage area of Lagos State on
Monday when some hoodlums, suspected to be
cultists, invaded the market and shot
sporadically, killing three persons.
Not done, the hoodlums went to neighbouring
Etunrenren and Ladeja streets, where they
clashed with rival cult groups, and killed two
more persons.
The deceased were identified as Lanre Olayiwola,
Owolabi Kuti, and John Ede, while the names of
the two others had yet to be ascertained.
When we visited the area, it was
learnt that at about 5pm on Monday, the
hoodlums, said to be members of the Eiye and
Aiye cult groups, came to a beer parlour, Royal
Hall, and shot at three persons, while they were
drinking in the bar.
Our correspondent learnt that two of them died
instantly, while the third, who fled the bar, was
ambushed in a public primary school by the
market, and shot dead.
It was gathered that another drinker, identified
only as Samson, was shot in the thigh, but
escaped from the scene.
Our correspondent, who was at the bar, observed
on Wednesday that the building was deserted
and bullet-ridden.
We learnt that the market wa

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