Thugs Attack Youths of Glover Street in the Lagos Island

January 27, 2015 12:52 pm

Marcus, one of the injured youth

On Monday, residents of Glover Street in the
Island area said they had yet to get over how some thugs, said
to be loyalists of a political party, attacked youths returning from a
campaign rally on Saturday, and hacked one of them to death.

It was gathered that the
deceased, Jubril Sulaimon, along with other youths were returning from
the All Progressives Congress rally held at the Ports Authority area in
Apapa when they were attacked by the thugs at about 5pm.
When the attack was carried out, some escaped with bullet wounds but Sulaimon was pursued, hacked with
cutlass and left for dead.
Some residents later rushed Sulaimon to the Lagos Island General Hospital where he died on Sunday.
A resident claimed that the gun-wielding
thugs came back on Sunday and went to Adeniji Adele Road, which made
shop owners to close shops, while others scampered for safety.
Policemen from the Adeniji Adele Division were said to have arrived at the scene and made some arrests.
One of the injured youths, Sunday Marcus, said most of
them wore the APC shirts and hand bands, which he believed the thugs
noticed.
Marcus, who showed our correspondent
bullet holes on his thigh, added that Sulaimon’s family had not been
contacted that he had been killed.
Sulaimon’s
corpse had been deposited at the Lagos Island General Hospital’s
mortuary, but no relative had shown up for him.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations
Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed that there was unrest in the area,
but added that there was no record of death.
He said:
“There was a skirmish in the
area on Sunday. Two factions of the same political party attacked one
another. The police have arrested one suspect and recovered a cutlass
from him. Meanwhile, no death was reported and normalcy has returned to
the place now.”
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