Hoodlums hack Lagos guard to death, injure colleague


A 38-year-old security guard, Saliu Dairi, has met his death at the hands of some hoodlums who attacked him and his colleague, one Isiaka Samba, on their duty post on Alimosho Road, Pako bus stop, Lagos.

Dairi reportedly died from machete cuts inflicted on him by the thugs while Samba sustained injuries to an eye.

City Round learnt that the guards stopped the hoodlums wielding cutlasses around 1am while they were passing through the area and demanded to know where they were heading for.

They reportedly got angry and descended on the guards, attacking them with cutlasses and sticks.

A shop owner in the area, David Afolabi, told our correspondent that it was a resident who heard the guards groaning with pains that alerted other neighbours.

He said, “I knew about the incident when I opened my shop on Wednesday, April 1. I learnt the guards asked those boys about their mission in the area the previous night. Instead of replying, they attacked the guards with cutlasses and killed one of them. The other one sustained injuries to one eye and on admission at a hospital. The incident was reported at the Gowon Estate Division.”

A resident, who identified himself only as Michael said police arrested two suspects in connection with the attack.

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