Tragic Attack in Lagos: One-Year-Old Baby Killed, Residents Injured, Homes Burnt

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed a heartbreaking incident in Egan Oriomi, Otto Awori Local Council Development Area of Ojo, Lagos State. During an attack, a one-year-old baby lost its life, while several residents sustained injuries.

According to Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, the community was assaulted on Saturday morning. Houses were set ablaze, and shops were looted, leaving residents traumatized. Hundeyin stated that some community members also suffered gunshot wounds.

The attack reportedly began on Friday night when hoodlums, armed with various weapons, descended on the community, firing indiscriminately and terrorizing residents. The violence continued into the early hours of the morning, leaving approximately ten people injured from gunshot wounds.

Tragically, during the chaos, a house containing a mother and her two children was set on fire. The mother managed to escape with one child, but the one-year-old baby was unable to be rescued in time.

Security personnel have since been deployed to the area to prevent further violence. Some of the injured have been taken to the hospital for treatment, while others with minor injuries have been discharged.

Although the motive behind the attack remains unclear, some residents speculate it may be linked to a long-standing leadership dispute within the community. However, Hundeyin emphasized that investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the violence.

Efforts to reach the Executive Chairman of Oto-Awori LCDA, Prince Musibau Asafa, for comment were unsuccessful at the time of this report. The tragic incident underscores the need for swift and decisive action to address the underlying issues and ensure the safety and security of all residents.


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