Three persons have been feared dead as cultists clashed over supremacy in Lagos State.
EKOHOTBLOG reports that no fewer than three persons have been reportedly killed in the ongoing supremacy clashes involving members of the Eiye and Aiye cults in Lagos State.
The incident, it was learnt, occurred in Owode and Ibeshe communities, in the Igbogbo Bayeku Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that among the victims was a betting agent, identified only as Segun, who was hit by a stray bullet, while the other two victims were suspected cultists, one of whom was shot dead around the F1 bar in the Ebute area of Ikorodu West LCDA last Sunday.
Some of the residents, who spoke to newsmen on Tuesday, disclosed that the supremacy battle had been ongoing for over a month in the communities.
It was further learnt that some residents have abandoned their houses to seek refuge in safe environments, while many lived in constant fear of the unknown.
A source revealed that the cultists usually engaged one another with guns, cutlasses and machetes, adding that business activities in the Owode and Ibeshe areas had been grounded due to the cult attacks in the Lagos communities.
The source said, “What is going on is totally uncalled for, and it is sad that an innocent person, Segun, that I knew very well was killed by a stray bullet shot by these cultists. Two other suspected cultists were killed. One was shot dead adjacent to the F1Bar in Ebute, Ikorodu.
“The clashes between Aiye cultists from Owode and Eiye cultists from Ibeshe have been going on for over a month. What we gathered was that the Eiye cultists killed an Aiye cultist and they have been fighting and killing one another, including innocent residents.
“From 6pm in Owode and Ibeshe, everywhere is deserted; you won’t even see anyone moving from 7pm for their own safety. The situation has got to a stage where the cultists rob hawkers and business persons of their goods at will. Residents have been relocating; I am also planning to relocate my family,” the source disclosed.
Also speaking, a politician, Rotimi Balogun, added that the cultists were fighting over tax collection from truck drivers conveying sand into the community, and land matters.
He further stated that the police in the area needed support to resolve the attacks.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, had yet to react to the incident as of the time of filing this report.
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