Thugs hijack Naming Ceremony in Lagos

Hoodlums recently stormed a naming ceremony and unleashed
mayhem in the Ita Faji area, Lagos Island, Lagos State, killing one
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 attacked Idumota 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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