By Ndudi Anyim
A youngster simply identified as ‘Tiroo’ has been shot dead during a gang war at Itafaji area of Lagos Island.
The deceased, it was gathered, was killed by the notorious Agarawu boys, on Sunday night, during a fierce confrontation.
Information has it that the youngster is the third fatality in three days, with many injuries recorded.
Security Watch Africa further gathered that traders and residents of the area have lived in fear since the fracas started.
Reacting to the incident, the Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested 58 miscreants that had laid siege on Agarawu, Ita Faaji, Igbosere and other areas of Lagos Island.
A statement by Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, has it that operatives from the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos State Task Force, Police Mobile Force, Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps and other local security outfits had been drafted to the area.
“The miscreants and gangsters in the areas have severally attacked and damaged peoples properties while some allegedly lost their lives to their various criminal activities.
“The Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu, has deemed it necessary and imperative to raise a formidable team to carry out sting operations on the island to restore normalcy to the affected areas.
“The operatives will be supervised by the Area Commander, Area A, Lin Building, Bode Ojajuni, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), ” he said.
Some of the suspects were identified as: Sikiru Kareem, Kamal Olatoyinbo, Sulaimon Alaga, Musa Alidu, Amadu Chidi, Abass Saliu, Gafar Ambali, Oriyomi Adeyemi, Suleiman Sale, and Ojo Junior.
Adejobi further noted that the Commissioner of Police has directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Yaba for proper investigation and prosecution.
“He also warned and assured that the command will not relent on its oars in making sure that the Lagos Island and the state generally are free of gangsterism, hooliganism and crimes, ” he added