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Hoodlums kill man buying fuel at Lagos filling station

05 April 2016, 06:37

Abuja - A man has been killed by suspected hoodlums following an attack at the Total Petrol Station in the Oyingbo LGA of Lagos State.

According to a Punch report, the deceased, identified as Sijuade, had his eyes impaled before his throat was slit a few metres away from the station.

The attack has since caused widespread panic in the area, with a similar attack having happened on Sunday.

A resident in the area, Oyela Sodiq, has revealed that the Sijuade was a peaceful man who had not had any previous altercations with hoodlums.

“It was around 6am on Friday. The guy was well known, and as a street boy, he used his influence to help motorists get fuel. The hoodlums, who might have been on a reprisal, bundled him out of the station.

“After a few metres, they began to stab him in the head before they cut his throat. When people saw the young man lying in a pool of blood, they called his elder brother.

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“His brother brought a tricycle and they rushed him to a hospital. Sadly, he did not survive it. The matter was reported to the police at Denton. No one was arrested on that day,” Sodiq said.

A second man who was shot on Sunday, identified only as Toheeb, was said to have been killed by hoodlums who drove through the area and opened fire indiscriminately.

“Toheeb’s mother sells bean cake (akara) at Coates Junction. He was a well known young man in the area. On Sunday, around 10pm, he was sitting down with his friends at a shop when a car drove towards them, and some people opened fire on them.

“While others sustained bullet injuries, Toheeb died. Everyone fled into their houses. The operation happened within minutes.

“The police later came to remove the corpse. The mother had not been stable since that incident.”

SP Dolapo Badmos, PR Officer for the Lagos Police, has since confirmed the deaths, saying that operatives have intensified operations in the area in order to bring the assailants to book.

Read more at Punch

- News24


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