A yet to be identified young man was reportedly shot dead by gunmen in Calabar on Sunday, just after they attacked him.
The gunmen who stormed the deceased’s house in Calabar in a tricycle popularly called Keke Napep after they fought with him, whisked him away to another spot where they reportedly shot him at close range in the head and also in his abdomen.
Though some said the attack was cult related, however other online sources linked the gruesome murder to a romantic tussle for a lady between the deceased and another unidentified man. It was reported that the deceased was wooed out to the open by the lady.
In January, there was a viral report of hoodlums unleashing terror on residents of Ipaja, a Lagos suburb, during a fracas at an event organised by a white garment church on Sunday January 14, 2018. Some eye-witnesses disclosed that the church was celebrating one of their members who had just returned from trance, when a disagreement between two youths over a girl led to a scuffle.
According to The Nation, pandemonium broke out between 7pm and 9.30 pm, following a fight between some youths during a ceremony organised by Fogofoluwa Cherubim and Seraphim Church on Gbadamosi Close, Pako area of Baruwa, Ipaja.
One of the youths at the event was said to have attacked a boy, for dancing suggestively with his girlfriend.
The altercation led to a fight during which the girl’s boyfriend was brutalised and he left the event only for him to return with over 100 hoodlums. They attacked everyone in sight as people scampered into safety.
Scores of residents were brutalised and stabbed as the warring youths freely used dangerous weapons including cutlass and broken bottles to attack themselves and innocent bystanders. The hoodlums allegedly moved from house to house, attacking residents and dispossessing them of their valuables.