At least two persons have been confirmed dead and three others injured in a cult clash in the Ikorodu area of Lagos. 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 […]
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At least two persons have been confirmed dead and three others injured in a cult clash in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

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 Black Axe 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 Black Axe 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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Source:The Nation Nigeria