At least three individuals have been reportedly killed within the ongoing supremacy clashes involving members of the Eiye and Aiye cults in Owode and Ibeshe communities, within the Igbogbo Bayeku Native Council Growth Space of Lagos State, in line with The PUNCH.
Among the many victims was a betting agent, recognized solely as Segun, who was hit by a stray bullet.
It was learnt that the opposite two victims had been suspected cultists, one in every of whom was shot lifeless across the F1 bar within the Ebute space of Ikorodu West LCDA final Sunday.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the supremacy battle had been ongoing for over a month within the communities.
Some residents had been mentioned to have deserted their homes to hunt refuge in protected environments, whereas many lived in fixed worry of the unknown.
A supply mentioned the cultists often engaged each other with weapons, cutlasses and machetes, including that enterprise actions within the Owode and Ibeshe areas had been grounded as a result of cult assaults.
The supply mentioned, “What’s going on is completely uncalled for, and it’s unhappy that an harmless particular person, Segun, that I knew very effectively was killed by a stray bullet shot by these cultists. Two different suspected cultists had been killed. One was shot lifeless adjoining to the F1Bar in Ebute, Ikorodu.
“The clashes between Aiye cultists from Owode and Eiye cultists from Ibeshe have been happening for over a month. What we gathered was that the Eiye cultists killed an Aiye cultist and so they have been preventing and killing each other, together with harmless 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.”
A politician, Rotimi Balogun, mentioned the cultists had been preventing over tax assortment from truck drivers conveying sand into the neighborhood, and land issues, including that the police within the space wanted help to resolve the issue.
He mentioned, “At least three people have been killed and the crisis has been going on for four weeks. We have reported the situation to the police, but I don’t think the police station in Ibeshe has the capacity to quell the crisis on ground as they need backup. The atmosphere is charged, everyone is just anticipating because the cultists can start fighting suddenly.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, mentioned he would get again to our correspondent after being briefed.
He had but to take action as of press time.