Gang War Paralyses Activities In Shasha

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Commercial activities came to an abrupt end on Tuesday  in Acquisition, Igbira Camp and Shasha environs when a gang war broke out between the youth of Igbira and Acquisition in Shasha, Egbeda/Akowonjo LCDA, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

Offices, schools and shops were hurriedly closed when the youth of Igbira community, armed with clubs, bottles and other weapons, allegedly invaded Acquisition in search of gang members who were alleged to have killed an Igbira youth three weeks ago.

Yesterday’s invasion of Acquisition could be described as a reprisal attack to avenge the death of the Igbira youth, said to have been brutally killed by Acquisition youth.

It was gathered that Igbira youth as early as noon yesterday started gathering at about noon before launching an attack, which brought all commercial activities to halt.

Women were also seen running helter skelter to pick up their children and wards from schools.

As at 7 pm yesterday, the gangsters were seen around Ologunfe Bus Stop, Christ The King Catholic Church, Igbinhadun and Toyin Streets. Anu-Oluwapo Street was virtually empty as every youth was said to have taken cover in other areas to avoid being attacked.

The real cause of the gang war still remains unknown, but unconfirmed sources said it is not unconnected with a show of supremacy and control of certain black spots in the area.

A youth, who does not want to be named for obvious reasons, said there have been rumours for some time now that the youth and people of Acquisition would be attacked, but the police and other security agents did nothing to prevent it.

As at press time, no arrest has been made and no life was lost during the attack.

—Ufforth Shalom