One person was late Wednesday killed and many others injured, as rival cult groups clashed in Ajegunle area of Lagos State.
Members of the two cult groups also took the advantage of the confusion created by the clash to rob unsuspecting innocent members of the area.
The clash created serious panic among residents, as members of the two cult groups, suspected to be ‘Eiye’ and ‘Aiye’ freely used dangerous weapons, including guns, cutlasses, broken bottles, among others.
The yet-to-be identified deceased was reportedly on his way home around 10.00 p.m. on Wednesday, when he was attacked by the cult members on the Ojoo Road.
A resident of the area, Eniloju Masorire, told Lagos Metro that the warring cult members attacked law-abiding residents of Ajeginle, who were celebrating Eid-el-Fitri.
The resident said: “These people are not serious. Residents in the area are fathers and mothers of this crop of criminals, who believed they are cultists and the jail term for cultism is lesser than that of a real criminal. Nigerians have to wake now.”
He also added that “there’s nothing we can do than to take serious interest in our country. We are not Americans or Europeans or Arabians. Nigerians arise and stop this nonsense.”
One of the victims of the clash, Angela, who was robbed of her money and other valuables said: “The hoodlums dispossessed me of my N120, 000 and two mobile phones.”
She added that “there was nothing I could do than to surrender the phones to him. Police should help us curb the menace of auto robbers, who usually operate on the help of their motorcycles.”
The warring cult members were later dispersed by policemen from Ajegunle divisional police station, who arrived at the scene later.
The Lagos State police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos confirmed the incident, but insisted that nobody died in the clash .
Badmos also stated that three people had been arrested in connection with the clash.
“Nobody died and three people have been arrested. We are investigating the incident,” she said.