Gunmen Kill 4 In Lagos Community, Injure 20

It was gathered that the gunmen drove to the community about 9.30pm in two cars and shot sporadically at residents at Odofin, Kano Jebba, Osalanke and Bello Streets.

Residents said the gunmen wore face masks and operated   close to one hour without any resistance from security agencies.

When our correspondent visited the community on Tuesday, a team of policemen from the Denton Police station and the Rapid Response Squad were seen patrolling the community.

According to a police source, the team of policemen stormed the Ebute Onipomo area a slum community close to where the shooting took place and arrested four persons in connection with the shooting .

The police source also stated that three corpses were recovered from the scene of the shooting at Ebute_Onipomo . The three corpses whosw identities were yet to be revealed were killed in the wee hour of Tuesday.

When contacted over the incident, the Chief (Baale) of the Okobaba community, Alhaji Musbau Junadu said his son is among the residents shot by the gun men.

He said ” I left Odofin street to my house but as I was parking my car, I got a phone call that gunmen were shooting. I hurried back and saw that my son Muheed was shot on his two legs. He is a footballer but they want to render him useless.I am at the Igbobi hospital to ensure that he survives. He and other residents that they shot have been taken to the hospital for treatment. I cannot tell you who these people (gun men) are or where they came from. One Kazeem died from the gun shot he sustained”

It was further gathered that the gunmen were repelled from attacking residents at Apapa road by a combined team of policemen and the Vigilantee Group.

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Gunmen Kill 4 In Niger State

No fewer than four persons have been confirmed dead in an attack by Fulani herdsmen in Kwanan Mariga, Rafi local government area, Niger State .

The State Police Command’s police public relations officer, Bala Elkana (ASP), who confirmed killing in Minna yesterday, stated that the attack was a revenge for the alleged killing of a herdsman by three youths who accused him of being part of those who killed three vigilante members two months ago.

The spokesman said it was alleged that three youths of the village had accosted the herder in front of a shop at the weekend during Sallah celebration and killed him in the process, leading to some of his colleagues retreating to mobilize for a reprisal attack which led to the killing of four of the villagers.

He also stated that four persons also sustained injuries in the attack, three persons were arrested by the police, adding that the police were on the trail of other herdsmen who carried out the attack .

Elkana disclosed that those injured were admitted at the Kalgara General Hospital and were receiving treatment, and vowed that all those involved in all the attacks would be arrested.

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Boko Haram Abducts Travellers, Kills 4 In Borno

At least six civilians have been reportedly abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush attack that left four others dead and three injured, officials of the civilian-JTF, have said.

Boko Haram terrorists had yesterday, laid ambush on travellers on a quiet highway at the outskirts of Nwajurko village in Damboa local government area of Borno State .

Witnesses said the sect opened fire on commercial vehicles conveying travellers who unknowingly drove into their ambush.

‘’According to one of the victims who escaped, the Boko Haram terrorists initially ambushed a Volkswagen Golf passenger car conveying five persons travelling from Damboa to Biu town, a travel distance of about 100kilometer. One person was shot dead and three persons escaped with bullet injuries, while two who were unable to escape were taken away by the insurgents,”said Malam Ali Biu.

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