Gunmen Kill Four Youths in Lagos


By Chiemelie Ezeobi

In what is suspected to be a reprisal attack, some gunmen, alleged to be cultists, have killed four youths in cold blood on Apapa Road and in Otumara community on Lagos Island.

When they stormed the Abule-Nla community on Apapa Road, they opened fire on the residents, killing three persons while stabbing one Darlington Ogbu to death at Otumara community.

It was gathered that Ogbu was drinking beer with his friends when the killers stormed Otumara community on two motorcycles and stabbed him.

But at Apapa Road, the gang, said to belong to the Kogbagidi boys, opened fire on three youths identified as Samuel Olu, Junior and Taiye to death while other residents caught in the gunfire sustained gunshot wounds.

Following the killings, suspected cultists stormed Lagos Mainland the next day to wreak havoc but they were prevented by vigilantes and a combined team of Police men.

Speaking anonymously, one of the residents said, “Gunmen came in two Toyota Camry cars at Apapa Road and opened fire on the residents at Abule- Nla. The place they shot people is the base of the Kogbagidi boys.

“The boys were relaxing when the gunmen stormed the area. Three youths died at the end of the shooting while other residents sustained gunshots wounds.

“We are suspecting that this is cult related. Various boys belonging to the Kogbagidi boys, the Otto boys, and the Fagbayimu Apapa Road boys also known as Skippo boys are involved in this supremacy fight.”

“The next day, some boys stormed the community in thier large number to wreck havoc. They came in buses, cars , Okada and they were brandishing dangerous weapons like cutlass, axe and guns. Some of them wore black T Shirts while others wore Blue T-shirts and berets.

“Residents ran helter skelter to avoid being killed. It took the combined efforts of Vigilantes group in Lagos Mainland, police men from the Iponri police station, Denton, Area C command and the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to stop the mayhem they were about to cause.”