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Ikorodu Cult War Claims Three Lives



Pandemonium struck earlier today, in Ikorodu, Lagos as some cultists killed a couple and their neighbour at Tupate area.

Eyewitnesses say the incident happened at about 3am when an undisclosed number of cultists were said to have invaded the area wielding dangerous weapons.

Some who spoke to the Vanguard said the hoodlums were shouting and shooting in the air to awake the helpless residents but before anybody knew what was happening, they headed for an ancient building owned by Jayesinmi family where they gained entrance into one of the rooms and killed a male occupant.

In the process, the victim’s wife was able to recognize some faces and she raised the alarm, but the assailants were quick to command her to lie down with her face facing the floor and they thereafter released some shots on her.

It was gathered that the hit was unconnected to a revenge attack by some perceived members of Aiye to the male deceased who was a perceived member of Eiye. As soon as they were done with the couple, a suspected lunatic was said to have run into them who also incurred their wrath as he was also shot. An attempt by the cultists to repeat to same scenario at the palace was allegedly resisted due to prompt arrival of men of Rapid Response Squad.

The Vanguard reports that a similar attack on the Aga office of a local vigilance group occurred about three weeks ago though no life was lost in the incident which occurred at about 7pm.

There are indications that the Friday incident has made people to stay away from some parts of Ikorodu like Aga/Ijomu, Ita-Elewa, Owolowo, Obun-Ale, Tupate, Ejina, Ojogbe and Ireshe Road among others. There is palpable fear in some parts of Ikorodu as residents claim they can no longer sleep with their eyes closed inspite of heavy presence of both local vigilance groups and law enforcement agents in strategic places.