Two Dead,Three Seriously Injured As Cultist Clashes

Physinews: At least two persons have been confirmed dead and
three others injured in a cult clash in the Ikorodu
area of Lagos Nigeria. The Nation gathered that those killed in the battle
that commenced Sunday night were one Omotayo, a
fresh graduate of Lagos State University (LASU)
and one Temitayo Kehinde.

While Omotayo, suspected to be a member of the
confraternity was killed on Monday at
Anibaba Street, the other victim was gunned down on
Tuesday morning. Those injured included a four-year-old boy, a
septuagenarian and one Taye Ominike, all
recuperating at the General Hospital in Ikorodu. According to a source, the supremacy battle between
the and Eiye cult groups grounded
activities at Owolowo, Omini and Anibaba Streets, as
the gunmen shot sporadically each time they came
for their rivals. He said: “Since Sunday, businesses have been shot
down in the areas. The gunmen are cultists and they
have been fighting. The Eiye people started the
fight on Sunday and we heard they shot some Axe
members. On Monday, they killed Omotayo and
injured one old woman and a four-year-old boy. “In revenge, the Axe people around 3:00 p.m. on
Monday also started shooting and killed Kehinde.

They shot Taye Ominike but he didn’t die. People
have been afraid to come out since then. They also
fought yesterday too. The issue is serious.” A local vigilante, who confirmed that there had
been tension in the area since Sunday, said the
vigilante group (Onyabo) members were forced to go
after the cultists. He said: “When we saw what was happening, our
members came out and went after the cultists. Six of
them were arrested in their hideouts and handed over
to policemen at Igbogbo Division. At the moment, we
are looking for three of their leaders, 70, Agali
and Debby because we learnt they were responsible for the fracas.” Efforts to get the state police spokesperson, Dolapo
Badmos, a Superintendent of Police (SP), to comment
on the issue failed.

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