NURTW leader shot dead in Lagos

In Ijeshatedo, in the Surulere district of Lagos state, a 28-year-old leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) was assassinated by suspected hoodlums.

Ajibade was attacked at his home, and the assailants followed him to a hospital where he was being treated and shot finished the job.

The victim’s brother, Kehinde, said the victim died from gunshot wounds while being taken to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Nigerian Police
Nigerian Police

Ajibade’s experience and eventual death allegedly began during a Prosper Day celebration on Ijikoyijo Street in Ijeshatedo on Saturday, November 27.

According to reports, the deceased was the vice-chairman of the NURTW in the area. Members of two opposing gangs are said to have attended the party to have a good time. One of the gangs was led by a man known only as My Son, while the other was led by another gang leader called Kolom.

After drinking himself to a stupor about 10 p.m., a member of Kolom’s gang named Malik began misbehaving, according to Kehinde. He stated that Malik’s actions enraged members of the opposing gang, resulting in a brawl between the two.

Following the resolution of the situation at the party, Kehinde said that Alaka led his crew to assault his brother around midnight, stabbing him with various weapons, including machetes.

“They shot him in the hand, back, and thigh,” he said. Even if he hadn’t been hit by gunfire, his chances of surviving the machete attack were slim. His hand and skull were both slashed. I have recordings of Alaka’s voice stating that he assaulted my brother.”

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