Political Thugs Kill One, Injure Six In Lagos

Some group of armed thugs in Lagos state unleashed terror on youths who were returning from a campaign rally on Saturday at Glover Street.

However, the incident led to the death of one of the youths known as Jubril Sulaimon. According to Punch, Sulaimon was chased and hacked to death with cutlass.

Meanwhile, another victim of the incident, Sunday Marcus, who escaped, claimed that they were wearing APC shirts and bands and were said to be returning from the All Progressive Congress rally which was held at Ports Authority area in Apapa on Saturday before the thugs attacked them.

, “The attack on Saturday was not at the scene of the rally. We were coming back home, and were at Glover Street when the incident occurred”.
He also narrated how the deceased was cut by cutlass and left to meet his death.
“My three friends and I were lucky to escape with wounds. The thugs cut Sulaimon in several parts of his body. He died on Sunday morning.”

Sulaimon was rushed to the Lagos Island General Hospital by some residents of the streets and where he gave up later.

“Nobody knows Sulaimon’s family’s house or relatives in Adeniji Adele. Another friend, who was shot, Jide Olorogun, is receiving treatment too in a neighboring area,” he said.

According to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu, while confirming the attack, claimed that there was no death recorded in the incident.

“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.”

Report however says the corpse of Sulaimon has been moved to the Lagos Island General Hospital’s Mortuary but no relative has showed up to claim the body yet.


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