A dead body was recovered and two other persons were feared dead Monday following a clash between two rival gangs late Sunday and early Monday morning.
It was learnt that scores of the hoodlums and residents were also injured and many shops were looted in the clash which lasted for more than five hours before the police restored normalcy.
Heavy gunshots reportedly pervaded the entire Akala area as hoodlums from Akala engaged their counterparts from Alamutu.
It was gathered that the Alamutu group was holding a candlelight procession for a bus conductor when fighting broke out between they and their Akala counterparts.
Broken bottles and other dangerous weapons were reportedly freely used in the mêlée and more than five people were reportedly injured.
It was gathered that that the candlelight procession team had barely returned to Alamutu, after the confrontation at Akala, when the Akala gang mobilized and invaded Alamutu.
Heavy shooting began and a passerby, who was struck by a stray bullet, died instantly, while other passersby were robbed of their money, mobile phones and other valuables.
A resident of Alamutu, who identified himself simply as Awoko, said: “The two groups used to be together until the Alamutu boys pulled out.
“They used to form a gang to fight other people around Mushin and Somolu but the Alamutu boys complained about not being ‘properly settled ‘during sharing of money and other things.
“Sunday’s crisis started when the Alamutu boys were having a candlelight procession for one of their members, a conductor, who died in an accident.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Olarinde Famous- Cole, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) confirmed the death of one person.
He said the police responded to a distress call of a clash between two gangs of area boys and that a dead body was recovered.