Suspected members of ritual gang, Badoo again on Sunday morning attacked a family at Lajo in Ibeshe, Ikorodu, a Lagos district.
The attack, which was said to have occurred around 3am, left the man identified as Shakiru, his wife and six-month-old baby critically injured.
It was gathered that alarm raised by Shakiru’s neigubour attracted the attention of other community residents, who surrounded the area that night in search of the suspects.
According to a resident, the family was attacked by two men, who gained entry into their home by smashing one of their windows.
The resident told The Nation that the community elders immediately notified the local vigilantes and the victims were rushed to the hospital.
He said: “The attack occurred around 3am. The man’s name is Shakiru but he’s popularly called Shakur. The two Badoo members attacked his family. They were rushed to the hospital but we later heard the man died.
“His wife and child are in the hospital. We could not sleep anymore. People were shouting Badoo Badoo and that was how everyone came out to hunt them.
“They were two men. One of them fled into a thick bush. The other one was not lucky as he was caught. People descended on him and asked him to mention names of their sponsors.
“He started talking. He mentioned one Baba Noah. But when angry youths went to look for the man, he has fled. They wanted to lynch the suspect but the police came to the scene and said they were called by the Baale to take the suspect.
“The police took him away. The mob injured the suspect on the leg. There was tension in the area because the people do not have confidence in the police.
Contacted, police spokesman, Chike Oti, a Superintendent (SP) confirmed the incident but denied the attack was carried out by Badoo.
He said: “We are aware of the situation. We intervened and were able to make some arrests. It was not a Badoo killing. Already, we have raided the home of one of the persons mentioned but he has fled.”