According to reports, the deceased identified as Musty Sokoto was killed at a birthday party held in the Agege area of Lagos State after gunmen stormed the party and shot him dead.
Sources said Musty was a popular youth among the members of Hausa community in Agege, especially for his philanthropy. It was learnt that the guests scampered to safety when some stern-looking gunmen suddenly invaded the party and opened fire on Musty at close range. His killers were said to have fled immediately Musty fell down in a pool of his own blood.
“ It was like a scene from the movies when the fierce-looking men stormed the party and shot the celebrator dead. The young man was dancing with friends on the occasion when he was shot dead and his killers escaped from the scene as guests scampered into safety in nearby buildings.
“Although, the reason for his gruesome killing is unknown, but the late Musty was such an unassuming boy and did not keep bad company. Even the party he organised to mark his birthday was a small bash attended by his friends and associates.”
A community leader, Alhaji Tanko Abideen urged the police to unravel the mystery behind Musty’s killing and stepped up surveillance activities around Agege and environ.
He said: ” I am urging the police to fish out Musty’s killers and unravel the mystery behind his gruesome death. The police should also put in place a proactive surveillance of Agege community and fish out criminal gangs who might be killing innocent residents in the neighbourhood.”