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Thugs Hijack Naming Ceremony In Lagos



Hoodlums reportedly stormed a naming ceremony and unleashed mayhem in the Ita Faji area, Lagos Island, Lagos State, killing one person.

Punch reports that the thugs were armed with cutlasses and had come on a reprisal from Idumota, a neighbouring community, for their rival group members who were present at the ceremony on Monday.


The rival group from John Street in the neighbourhood, had reportedly attackedIdumota boys last Saturday, inflicting injuries on their leader, identified only as Shamee.

The two victims in the Monday incident was attacked on Onikepo Street, where the event was held, while the other was attacked with cutlass on Elias Street, a few distance from the venue.

A resident, Sulyman Tijani, said the chaos forced traders to shut their shops as people fled to safety.


He said, “The victims are John Street boys. They were seriously injured and I learnt one of them is dead. They had come to visit a friend at the naming ceremony when they were attacked.

“Last Saturday, there was a clash between the youths from John Street and Idumota. One Shamee, who led Idumota boys, was attacked with cutlasses and charm.

“Around 7.30pm on Monday, Idumota boys trailed their rival group members to the naming ceremony. The victims actually came to see a friend called Billy. Somebody alerted the Idumota youths and they came to disrupt the ceremony that they were not invited to.”

The incident was reported at the Adeniji Adele Police Station.

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