Thousands flee as gunmen kill 4, sack communities •Schools shut

Four people were reportedly killed by cult members in an attack against Ifakale community area of Sagamu Local Government Area, Ogun Stat on Monday.

Lagos Metro gathered that the whole community had been deserted as residents moved to  other places for safety

Lagos Metro learnt that after their operation earlier this month, which  claimed six lives, during the celebration  of  7/7 festival, they made a promise to come back for another operation to mark 8/8 festival.

Lagos Metro, gathered that of the four people killed on Monday, three  of them were said to be into welding business and a girl while many  sustained varying degrees of injuries, two people were said to have survived the attack as they  were rescued by residents.

The suspected cultists were accused of looting the residents’ property, after  killing them.

It was also gathered that they came out from Emure community and operated from 5:00pm till 7:00 and after the operation, they reportedly put up a display at the community roundabout junction.”

A resident, Mr Fatai, told Lagos Metro that they attacked innocent people, wasted their lives and looted their property.

He said: “we saw some people who came to the community and began to shoot sporadically, killed some people while others sustained injuries.

“They came in to attack innocent people, wasted their lives, carted away with their property after killing them.

“Four of them wore mask on their faces while others did not, some were also on black pullover.

“They killed three men who were into welding business and a young girl in Igodo boundary in the comunity. They operated with gun, axe and knife.

“They are young guys and are less than 30 years of age. They came in from Emure to operate and after their operation, they went back to that same place.

“They promised to come back for another operation to mark their 8/8 festival. Everyone’s mind is not at peace as the whole community of about 1 million people with different villages had already been deserted. Schools have closed down.

“They were 15 in number, they came in with five motorcycles, three on each of the bike.

A community leader, Chief Fatai Kolawole, told Lagos Metro that the whole community had and appealed to government for assistance.

However, the Ogun state police spokesperson, Adejobi Muyiwa said the Ogun command was not aware of the attack.