Blasphemy: Many injured as hoodlums go on rampage again at Mile 12 | Dailytrust

Blasphemy: Many injured as hoodlums go on rampage again at Mile 12

Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State

Scores of armed hoodlums went on rampage again on Thursday morning at Gengere community in Mile 12 area of Lagos destroying properties and smashing windscreens of vehicles parked along the streets.

It’s been seven days now since violence erupted in the community over statement credited to one Alhaji Alidu Mohammed, which some factions of Muslim youths in the area said disrespected and blasphemed Prophet Muhammad.

Many persons were injured while properties running into millions of naira were destroyed by the armed youths.

Recall that one person also died as a result of injuries sustained when the crisis started last week.

Following the refusal of the warring factions to shift ground, the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, ordered the arrest of 13 leaders said to be masterminds of the bloody war.

Since then, there have been attacks and reprisal attacks by the different factions, thus creating tension in the ever-busy business community in Ketu and Mile 12 areas.

The police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the renewed fracas, however, said normalcy had been restored to Gengere, Mile 12 area of Lagos following a fight that broke out between some hoodlums in the area.

Adejobi said several hoodlums were also arrested for their alleged involvement in the crisis, and that they would soon be charged to court.