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One dead as Awawa Boys lay siege in Agege

There was pandemonium in Agege community, Lagos Mainland, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, as members of the dreaded Awawa gang held sway in the community.

During the fight that broke out between the members of the gang and Hausa ram sellers along Railway market in Agege, Lagos Mainland, one person identified as Ibrahim Sanni was confirmed dead.

According to sources, the Awawa Boys were led by Tobi Omowaiye aka Kabakaba, destroyed properties including shelters used by the ram sellers during the melee.

It was gathered that the ram sellers after being pushed to the wall, retaliated and engaged the dreaded gang members who have already destroyed their properties.

The fracas led to the ram sellers chasing some of the Awawa Boys towards Ogba Central Mosque where the victim, Ibrahim was waylaid and stabbed by a one of the fighting gang members, InsideMainland learnt.

Sources revealed that Ibrahim who was returning from work was rushed to the General hospital for immediate care by onlookers before he passed. His death however threw his immediate family into a sober mood.

Late Ibrahim Sanni

As a result of the uneasiness created in the community by the fight, some concerned residents reported the matter at the Isokoko and Pen Cinema Police Divisions where they called for herp from the security operatives.

The Police swung into action and apprehended a suspect who is currently in custody as investigation on the matter continues.

Speaking to Agege Pulse, the family of late Ibrahim expressed their sadness of the death of their son urging the government to come to their aid to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book.

A member of the family told Agege Pulse that it is important for the government and community leaders to find a lasting solution to curb the activities of the Awawa boys who have terrorized Agege community for long.

Recall that InsideMainland earlier reported the deadly activities of the gang who specializes in robbing residents of their valuables without fear.



Idris Aina
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