Mile 12 boils, Lagos Park boss Ariku shot dead in cultists clash
Mayhem erupted at Mile 12 area of Lagos on Sunday following the killing of a member of the parks and garages, Sulaimon Onaolapo, popularly known as Ariku.
His body was seen on the road, after he was reportedly shot by gunmen on Sunday. The incident led to pandemonium in the area as commercial activities were paralysed.
There were intermittent gun shots as rival cult groups engaged in supremacy battle following the killing of Ariku…Continue Reading
Traders hurriedly shut their shops and took off to avoid being caught in the mayhem that ensued.
Report indicated that the dispute occurred when a cult member named Ariku was hit by a rival cult member which subsequently led to complete mayhem.
The deceased was said to be the chairman of the Motor Park under the Mile 12 bridge, a position he was before the state government banned National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and handed over the affairs of commercial vehicles operators to a 25-man committee.
The report of the clash quickly spread on social media as users warned Lagosians to stay off the Mile 12 axis for now as there was mayhem in the area.
Please for safety reasons mile 12 is roundy and shooting has been on for a few minutes.
Information getting to me is that the chairman of the lagos pack (NURTW) ARIKU has been killed.
Kindly advice your people.
Safety first 🙏
— Phinesmiles (@_peesee is on Instagram) (@_peesee) August 28, 2022
Pandemonium in Mile 12, Lagos state as cultists clash. Report indicates that the dispute occurred when a cult member named Suleman Lawal aka Akiru was hit by a rival cult member which subsequently led to complete mayhem. pic.twitter.com/dIXyZ0gAxS
Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS were quickly drafted to the scene of the mayhem to restore normalcy.
The police operatives said the area is now calm, as normalcy has returned, while RRS officers and others from adjoining police units were on ground to ensure peace.