Bloody Clash Between Vigilante And Area Boys Leave 2 Dead In Lagos

Bloody Clash Between Vigilante And Area Boys Leave 2 Dead In Lagos

By Julius Okeke | Sub Editor on April 28, 2016
Local vigilante Civilian JTF ISWAP
In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. members of the "Civilian JTF " with cutlasses and clubs mount a check point on the street of Maiduguri, Nigeria. (Photo Credit: AP/Sunday Alamba)

Two persons were killed and several others injured during a bloody clash between members of a vigilante group and social miscreants, otherwise known as area boys,  in the densely populated Ajegunle area of Lagos, Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

It was gathered that fight broke out following argument over sharing formula of currency popularly known as ‘Owo omonile.’

It was alleged that one of the factional leaders identified simply as Ezekiel, a member of a vigilante group,  collected an undisclosed amount of  ‘Owo Omonile’  from a man who was erecting  a building in Arumoh Street.

When confronted by the area boys , Ezekiel refused to part with any sum, a development that led to a free -for- all between Ezekiel’s loyalists and the area boys, during which dangerous objects such as cutlasses , axes, broken bottles and even guns were used.


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