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5 die as thugs sack Lagos community over political slots

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By Ilechukwu Chidiebere

Political thugs,yesterday, sacked Amukoko community in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area in Lagos State, leaving five people dead.

They were said to be fighting over political slots in preparation for the forthcoming chairmanship and councillorship elections.

When Vanguard visited the scene, incessant fight in the area had forced many residents to abandon their homes and businesses.

Vanguard gathered that the fight involved thugs at Akpasa, Ishaga, Campus, Safejo, Alaba and Market.

Recall that the community, a couple of weeks ago, had engaged in peace initiative spearheaded by one of the chairmanship aspirants, which did not last long as thugs took to town, threatening residents with dangerous weapons as well as destroying their properties.

Speaking to Vanguard, a community leader, who simply identified himself as Alhaji Raji, said: “The recent fight between the thugs was as a result of the upcoming chairmanship and coun-cillorship elections and this fight had claimed about five lives.”

 

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