2 killed as cultists hold ‘anniversary’

Two people were early Monday killed at Dalemo and Ajegunle areas of Sango Ota by suspected members of a rival cult group in celebration of the ‘8/8’ anniversary by the cult members.

The deceased were identified to be Eiye Fraternity and suspected to have been killed by Aiye members.

A resident of Ajegunle, who pleaded anonymity, while speaking with Lagos Metro said one of the deceased, had earlier, last year, escaped an attack from the rival group.

The resident said “he was sleeping when the cult members went to their house and hacked him to death. They cut his two legs and one of his hands.”

He added that, “he was attacked last year by members of the same cult group but he was lucky to escape with injured hands and other parts of the body.”

In a related development, some yet to be identified cult members also in the early hours of Tuesday invaded Temidire area, where another suspected cult member Shamtao was hacked to death.

Lanre, a resident of Temidire told Lagos Metro that “there have been claims that he is one of the leaders of Eiye confraternity in this area.”

“For a long period of time, they have been having clashes with the Aiye group but for more than a month now, the police have been dealing with them and there was normalcy until the latest killing,” he added

The resident also stated that “today’s killing may be as part of the celebration of the 8/8 anniversary by cult members in Sango.”

A senior police officer at Sango Police Station confirmed the killings to Lagos Metro and added that the police were on the trail of the killers.

The policeman also stated that “some people have been arrested in connection with the incident.”

Efforts to get the reaction of the acting image maker in charge of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi failed as calls to his mobile phones were not answered.