Area Boys in Lagos, Nigerian

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Area Boys in Lagos, Nigerian

Unread post by alexalonso » October 30th, 2008, 7:22 pm

Area Boys was #10 on a list of most dangerous gangs in the world. read below

Area Boys

Territory: Lagos, Nigeria
Criminal activities: Drug trafficking, extortion, murder, inciting riots
Number of members: 35,000

Over the past three decades, Nigeria’s Area Boys have gone from young kids committing crimes of opportunity to a massive if still largely unorganized street gang responsible for acts of extortion and murder. Local authorities, who have made a number of failed humanitarian attempts to eliminate the gang, tie the rising level of violence to a depressed economy, high unemployment and the increasing prevalence of drug addiction among the gang’s members.
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