20170919

6 Killed, Many Injured As Cultist Clash In Lagos

No fewer than six persons were yesterday confirmed dead with others injured in a cult war in Lagos.
An eyewitness said the six were killed when a notorious cult leader, armed with a sophisticated rifle, led his gang in a clash with youths at Okepopo and Onola area, on the Island, who were armed with Dane guns.

The eyewitness claimed that the cult leader had vowed to take revenge on three of his gang members from Okepopo, who were lynched by Onola boys earlier this year.

The source said: “To make his plan successful, he bought a new gun and has been looking for an opportunity to execute his mission. He succeeded during the 155th year celebration of Epetedo’s existence.

“He and his gang, during the occasion, pursued Onola boys, who left the area at about 3.30a.m. and attacked them along Tokunbo Street, killing two of them.

“Also, on Friday night, one of the Onola youths was shot dead by the cult leader at Atiko area on the Island. Another boy was also shot dead by same cult leader on Sunday afternoon along Branco Street and two others were shot dead at Okepopo area, when the Onola boys went for a reprisal attack on yesterday morning.”

Meanwhile, police from Area ‘A’ command, Lion Building, yesterday, raided an undisclosed hotel where some cult members go to hide after operations and some of them were arrested.