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March 29, 2017 ( Post 1 )

Residents of Alamutu and Alaka end of Mushin were thrown into confusion after rival gangs from the area engaged in a free for all clash that left many injured.

It was learnt that the clash between the rival gangs started late Sunday night when scores of hoodlums stormed the axis wielding dangerous weapons and looting shops in the process.

Gunshots as well as a coordinated gang theft dominated the axis before operatives of the Nigerian Police stormed the area to restore normalcy.

The clash between the gang broke out after the Alamutu group embarked on a candlelight procession for a bus conductor who belonged to their gang. The conductor we gathered died after he fell off a moving vehicle and he was buried accordingly.

The candlelight procession was however organized to honour his passing before an argument ensued between the rival gangs on territorial supremacy. The fight escalated into a big one late Sunday and continued till the early hours of Monday morning before the Nigerian Police mobilized officers to the scene.

It was gathered that during the heavy shooting, some residents were hit by stray bullet fired by the gang members. This however led to confusion as residents scampered for safety to avoid being caught in the fracas.

A resident who craved anonymity said “rival gangs’ clashing in Mushin is not a new thing. They would fight now and in the next minute, everything returns to normal. Only those who are not familiar with the area get entangled in the fracas most times.”

“The fight started due to an argument between the Alaka and Alamutu boys. They laid siege around Idi-Oro market in Mushin burning tyres and shelling broken bottles. This led to a massive struggle among residents to avoid being hurt,” he added.

An unidentified truck driver suffered machete wounds on his head during the fracas. He was however rushed to a nearby hospital for urgent care.

Presently, parts of Idi-Oro market is littered with broken bottles while a RRS van is stationed close to the market to forestall another breakout of crime.

Commenting on the incident, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Olarinde Famous- Cole, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) disclosed the Police responded to a distress call of a clash between two gangs of area boys and that normalcy has returned to the area.

Source: Inside Mainland

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