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9:32 p.m. 2010-03-08

Local news story or plot summary of the first Mad Max?

It has been a week since I updated. I haven't been harmed by the fighting in Jos. But this article (written by Matthew Dike) ran in our local paper and it reminds me why I'm not allowed to travel. It ran on the same page as an article titled US PLANS TO DESTABILIZE NIGERIA. Really? Destabilize this?:


The killing of a suspected robber in Lagos at the weekend by members of a vigilance group has sparked off further violence in the metropolis.
Femi Anjorin was alleged to have been apprehended at Amukoko area near a bridge that connects it to Ajegunle.
Femi's friends were said to have escaped while he was bound hands and feet. Members of the group purportedly inflicted deep matchete cuts on him and he died hours later.
Before his death, he was rushed to hospitals in Ajedunle. Daily Sun gathered that all the hospitals rejected him because of the deep cut that split his skull.
Soon after he died, his friends mobilised (sic) other social miscreants in the area and they began to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.
They smashed windscreens of over 10 vehicles, broke into shops, looted and dispossessed people of their money, mobile phones, and other valuables.
The hoodlums numbering over 40 were said to have been armed with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons.
They attacked people from Boundary area of Ajegunle to Amukoko where they set a bungalow ablaze.
The deceased's father, Mr. Anjorin, when he noticed the situation allegedly drank shaving powder to kill himself.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors were as at press time, still battling to save his life.
Area 'B' Apapa Commander, ACP Kennet Ebrimson, and the Divisional Police Officer of Amukoko Police Station, CSP Innocent Ukoha, led policemen to restore sanity to the areas.
The traditional ruler of Alayabiagba, Baale Adeshina Ojora, told Daily Sun in his palace that the deceased was killed because he was a robbery suspect.

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