There was pandemonium between 7pm and 9.30 pm on Sunday January 14, 2018 as hoodlums unleashed terror on residents of Ipaja, Lagos, during a fracas at an event organised by Fogofoluwa Cherubim and Seraphim Church.
According to a report by TheNation, the church was celebrating one of their members who had just returned from trance, when a disagreement between two youths over a girl led to a scuffle. .
One of the youths at the event was said to have attacked a boy for dancing suggestively with his girlfriend. The altercation led to a fight during which the girl’s boyfriend was brutalised and he left the event only for him to return with over 100 hoodlums. .
They attacked everyone in sight as people scampered into safety. Scores of residents were brutalized and stabbed. The hoodlums allegedly moved from house to house, attacking residents and dispossessing them of their valuables. .
It took the intervention of men of the Ipaja Police Division to restore normalcy in the neighbourhood, while some of the perpetrators were arrested. Some of the victims were rushed to the hospital where they are still receiving treatment for machete cuts.