A dispatch rider and one other person were killed on Wednesday during a fight between hoodlums popularly called ‘area boys’ at the Fadeyi area in Lagos state Nigeria.
The incident happened at about 11am. According to reports, there were sporadic shooting that left people running helter skelter for their lives. The dispatch rider was hit by a stray bullet and he died immediately. The main cause of the fight is not yet known as at the time of this report.
“The crisis is not a small matter. Immediately the shooting started, the police on ground ran away, because those boys were heavily armed. They were not carrying pistols. I don’t know how to describe their guns, but the guns they carried surpassed that of the police in terms of the sophistication. It was after the whole crisis has simmered that the police and some SARS officials came to the scene,” a resident of the area said.
Nigerian police in Lagos state confirmed the killing, adding that they have deposited the corpses at the morgue.
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