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Election Palaver 3 killed in Lagos political war

Three people were killed after thugs from two gangs in Lagos engaged in a political clash in Lagos.

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  play The corpse of one the victims. (Punch/ Olaleye Aluko)

Three people lost their lives as thugs from different engaged in a politically motivated war in the Ajegunle and Lagos Island areas of Lagos.

According to Punch, the three persons were killed in separate clashes in the Ajegunle and Lagos Island areas of Lagos.

Raimi was killed at Amukoko, Ajegunle area while another two, a certain Ahmed Igbagbo and a yet to be identified man was killed in Lagos Island incident was identified.

The thugs which reportedly belong to a cult gang known as Campos Boys, caused mayhem at Akindele and Apata Street in Amukoko on Sunday, February 1.

Two factions from the Campos Boys gang clashed over political issues which led to the killing of Raimi who was shot in the chest.

A resident of the area told Punch that 12 other persons were injured during the clash.

 “When they left Akindele, they moved to Apata Street and killed two more persons. A woman who wanted to lock her shop was hit by bullets on the buttocks. The thugs are supporters of both the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party,” the resident told Punch.

It was reported that the upcoming elections have brought tensions among youths in the area.

Another resident, Lukman, said that political activities in the area have pitched the thugs and suspected cultists against one another which led to the mayhem.

Ahmed Igbagbo according the reports was hacked to death on Friday, January 30 while he was returning from the APC presidential rally at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Lukman also said that  Igbagbo was hacked to death by political thugs on the allegation that he stole a mobile phone.

We were all returning from the TBS around the Isale Eko area, they began to shoot at people. We all fled in different directions, but Igbagbo was not that lucky. They pursued him to a street and hacked him to death. They claimed he stole a mobile phone and they wanted to punish him,” Lukman revealed.

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Public, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed reports of disorder in the Ajegunle area which resulted in the loss of lives of some persons but added that the police division did not have the report.

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