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Photo: Aliwo Boys, Cult Members Killed 5 In Ijora Badia Lagos, Police Arrest 27 Suspects

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Photo: Aliwo Boys, Cult Members Killed 5 In Ijora Badia Lagos, Police Arrest 27 Suspects

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Jan 15, 2015 – Picture: Aliwo Boys Cultists Attacked Ijora Badia, Apapa Iganmu Lagos, Killed 5, 27 Suspects Arrested By Police

5 people have been killed after suspected cult members attacked residents of Ijora Bardia, in the Apapa Iganmu area of Lagos State.

Those killed in the Monday attack were identified as Ramon Oladejo, Lateef Abdullahi, Yusuf, Rasheed and Alausa.

According to Metro, Ramon, a meat seller in a market in the community was on his way to work on the fateful morning when he was shot dead. The Oyo State indigene left behind a 27-year-old widow, Rasheedat, and four kids.

Another victim, Lateef, a 30-year-old motorcyclist was to be appointed the chairman of the riders association when he was killed.

Our correspondent gathered from multiple sources that the five victims were shot dead by hoodlums known as the Aliwo boys.

The gang was said to be about 50 in number and carried sophisticated arms.

A source, who pleaded anonymity said, “On Monday morning, the Aliwo boys trooped out from across the bridge where they have their base and blocked the main road.

“They cannot be less than 50. Many of them had guns and opened fire on people on the road. Bullets hit 17 people actually, but only five people died.

“The others were seriously injured and quickly taken to different hospitals where they are receiving treatments.”

Among those in the gun-trotting crowd were men identified as Labanba, Oye, Songa, Okelemele, Asarailu, Ahmed Okada, Muliko, Last born, Kamoli and Omar.

When our correspondent visited the area on Wednesday, there was still tension on some of the streets.

Afolabi Street, in particular was still deserted.

Two police patrol trucks were observed around Sule Lane while one was sighted around Akoshile junction, where the shootout reportedly occurred.

A resident, Feranmi Bolajoko, said the attack on Monday might not be unconnected with a supremacy battle among the motorcyclists in the area.

He said, “This may be the reason why after they shot Lati (Lateef), they also butchered him with cutlasses.

“After killing him, they snapped his corpse and started circulating the picture to show they had finished him off.

“Lati was supposed to be made the chairman of the tricycle riders after the death of the former leader.”

Our correspondent visited the home of another victim, Ramon, on Akoshile Street.

His widow, Rasheedat, said, “He was going to work that morning when he was caught in the crossfire on our junction.

“I trade in petty things, so he had been the one taking care of the family. I don’t know where to turn to.”

We gathered that Ramon and his family had only recently relocated to the street.

It was also learnt that the hoodlums stole all the valuables on him, including his mobile phone.

Ramon’s eldest son, Jamiu, 13, asked for help for himself and his siblings ─ Selim, Yusuf and Kalid.

A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Apapa Iganmu, Muyiwa Jimoh, said the fracas was a supremacy battle for a park, which had been ongoing for some time.

He said, “We have however moved in security men to safeguard the lives and property of the people. I was also born there and can feel their pain and sorrow.”

A community leader, Chief Amuda Famuyiwa-Ojora, said the traditional ruler of the community, the Ojora of Ijora, Oba Fatai Ojora, had waded into the clashes several times, without any result.

He added that some gangs from different parts of the state usually joined in the mayhem.

He said, “The Monday fight was sudden and unexpected. This clash is fuelled by thugs from Oshodi and Mushin. But we will make efforts to intervene again.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Kenneth Nwosu, said 27 suspects had been arrested.

“One Lateef Abdullahi, aged 30 years of Akorede area, Ijora was killed during the clash. Twenty-seven suspects were arrested. Investigations are ongoing to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the incident,” he added.

[Reported By Samson Folarin PUNCH Metro]

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Loveth Chukwu

    January 15, 2015 at 6:46 AM

    RESULT OF JOBLESSNESS

  2. tina

    January 15, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    They r nt d only jobless people so dats nt an excuse the govt knw dis boys and so caleed traditional ruler and d police I’m sure dose boys must have bn arrested before and released witout trial dats d kind of govt we have in lagos state govt of thugs for d thugs.ambode can’t do anytin as as long as agbero is concern. Buh my annoyance is dey make it sound like dis boys r powerful I dnt knw wat kind of police we have they r nt doing their job @ all.if only agbero can excuse us lagos wuld be saved and secured

  3. fact

    January 15, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    This is not joblessness. Is South West the only part of Nigeria plagued with joblessness? Why are they always involved in cultism? As if Universities’ own is not enough, they founded street cultism, owo da, alaye boys. i doff hat for unna sef. Keep killing unnaself.

  4. bezo

    January 15, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    Aliwo boys na cult again, were dey for come

  5. D Hunter

    January 15, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    So if sb is jobless, he‘ll resort 2 killn? Hw does dat bring abt d anticipated job?
    D fact iz, d devil must alwyz hv his diciples too n d Aliwo boys cult ar 1 of such examples.

  6. saint paul

    January 15, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    all these craps both boko haram, armed robberies, cultist and other nemesis befallen nigeria today are as a result of neglect by our past leaders and now they are rising up. blame President Goodluck for all the messes caused by our previous leaders like Obasnjo and Buhari. Joblessness.

  7. Tanwa

    January 15, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    Dis are d things we face in ijora. I blf those people they arrested were innocent. D police men too will not tell d truth kus d politicians are also their backbone kus they use dem for political thugs. There is God o

  8. Adanna Ike

    January 15, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    RIP

  9. Grace

    January 15, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Not a country to visit or live in. Sad and shame. You all stop blaming joblessness. Stop blaming govt and politician. I strongly blame the children and their parents. They were born on streets and grow up as street children. Was I not jobless when i left uni. you give them a job of 10000 to begin with they will refuse because they have long throat for money.

    This cultism is not only in the south. Is all over Nigeria. Have you not been reading or heard that of Benin where it originated, Port Harcourt, Akwa Ibom killing, North and all over Nigeria. Is the way the children were brought up and quest for blood and money. Generational curses from forefathers who had already soil their hands in blood as such it led to the devil to push these children to continue their job in the occult kingdom.

    Our people are too greedy because of money they go killing and many have killed their parents because of quest for blood and money. Is high time all those people repent.

  10. semiu

    January 16, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    wat i notice is dt dis gvt dnt v any plan for dt area is only on election tym like dis dy knw ijora badia exists Aliwo boys always cme with police to fight and obtain people tokin frm experience obtainin while police stand lukin it is high tym we residents stand up and fight for our right else tins will continue lyk dis till gvt come to demolish d area. i dn tok my own oooooooooooo

  11. Armstrong

    March 16, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Aliwo boys,alaba,safejo,amukoko (muliko) the notorious killer that is well know by the police in amukoko station,ijora station,layeni station,orile station they can’t denied him because if u report him they lock u in cell even invite him to come and see u

  12. fabby

    March 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    muliko stays in my str. @ odofin where they normally call campus…he rules the street with his broda called obama

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