Lagos - An Islamic worshipper was murdered, cars, shops vandalised when about 50 hoodlums, mostly teenagers, on Friday invaded five streets in Lagos Island area of Lagos state, Punch reports.
The hoodlums who were armed with daggers and machetes during the attack hacked down Ade Busari around 2pm, while on his way to the Mosque.
The affected streets were Massey, Oke Popo, Odunfa, Onala and Smith streets.
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Policemen from the Adeniji Adele division and operatives of the Rapid Response Squad were said to have attempted to curtail the attack.
A resident on Odunfa Street, who spoke on condition of anonymity said that Busari, who was married with children, was pursued by the armed hoodlums before being hacked to death.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said three suspects were arrested during the attack, adding that they had been charged to court.
- News 24