TheNewsGuru, TNG has acquired rights to publish an investigative report carried out by a political and economic risk consultancy firm, SB Intelligence, on the spread, operations and challenges posed on the society by some silent but deadly ‘cult’ gangs terrorising Nigeria’s most populous city, Lagos.
The report which took SB Intelligence months of study cited the 2018 Global Liveability Index prepared by The Economist Intelligence Unit and the World Bank and released in August – a dismal 138th out of the 140 cities ranked to buttress Lagos as a tough place to live in while also revealing some of the crime hotbeds in the state.
In the 2018 Global Liveability Index Lagos was rated 37.5 per cent on healthcare; 33.3 per cent on education; 46.4 per cent on infrastructure and its highest score, 53.5 per cent on culture and environment. The worst score, however, was on Social Stability, a paltry 20.0 which indicates a “prevalence of petty crime, violent crime, the threat of terror, a threat of military conflict and/or a threat of civil unrest/conflict.” says the report.
Famous among the ‘gangs’ discussed in the report include the Awawa Boys in Agege, the One Million Boys in the Ajangbadi and Ojo areas, the EFCC Boys in Somolu, the Fellin Stealing Boys in Bariga, the Skippo Boys in Ebute-Metta, the Toba Boys in Mushin, the Falapa Boys, the Onola Boys, Sego Boys, and Idumota Boys.
Watch out for the full report of this investigation, it will be published in TNG on Tuesday, 16th of October, 2018.