Hoodlums yesterday killed an alleged notorious gang leader, Segun Ogbere, otherwise known as Shaggy at Akoka area of Lagos State, throwing residents of Shomolu, Bariga and Yaba areas of the state into fear.
The 36-year-old man who has led several violent clashes against Down-Town boys and other restive groups operating in Shomolu and Bariga areas was stabbed to death by four armed men who accosted him in a vehicle at Adeshina Street, Akoka.
Shaggy, according to eyewitnesses, was spotted on the passenger’s seat of a truck carrying sand to a building site, when he was accosted and dragged out of the vehicle by four men led by one Ibrahim Balogun aka Small Jaypron, who is said to be the leader of Down-Town boys and was recently released from Ikoyi Prison.
The assailants fled after killing Shaggy, abandoning the knives used at the scene. Shaggy and Small Jaypron were said to have had a long standing feud over supremacy in the collection of tolls from commercial vehicles operating in the area.
Traders who fear a reprisal attack might follow locked up their shops in panic, while residents made frantic calls to their relatives to stay away from the area.
Meanwhile, the police said they have stepped up security in Yaba and Bariga to forestall a reprisal.
Confirming the attack and police response, Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said the matter was being investigated at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba.
“We have commenced investigations into the matter. However, the area is calm,” Braide said.