Ganiu (aka Piero), Azeez (aka Kunle Poly) and some security guards, including two policemen, were returning from a meeting around 12 midnight on Tuesday when the gunmen opened fire on them.

While Ganiu was hit and died on the spot, others sustained varying degrees of injury as they fled from the hail of bullets released by the assailants.

It was learnt that the victim had been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.

A source said hoodlums from the Agarawu area were suspected to have carried out the attack.

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There has been tension on Lagos Island since the news of Ganiu’s death spread.

Security operatives were said to have been deployed in the area as business activities were grounded and residents stayed indoors.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had approved the proscription of union activities on the Lagos Island until the situation improved.

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