At least two persons were feared killed on Sunday in a clash between two rival cults, the Aiye and Eiye confraternities, in the Igbogbo Bayeku areas of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
It was learnt that the fight broke out around 6.30pm after one of the rival groups stormed the Community bus stop, where members of the other group were having a party.
Our correspondent learnt that the fight led to the shooting of a member of one of the groups, which led to a reprisal.
Eyewitnesses said one of the groups went away with the body of their member while the other body was lying in front of the Community Secondary School.
An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that residents fled the area as a result of the clash.
She said, “Some cultists came to the Community bus stop on motorcycles where some members of a rival group were having fun. A fight later ensued among them and one of them was shot dead.
“Immediately, the motorcycles zoomed towards Macaulay and the rival group also chased after them in retaliation, thereby killing one of them. People ran away on seeing what was happening. There is apprehension at Macaulay, Community down to Ilado. We call on the police to come to our rescue because the residents are living in fear.”
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said he would get back to our correspondent but he had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.
“We have asked the DPO to go and find out what is happening there and get back to us, so I’m waiting for the DPO’s response. When he gets back to us, I’m going to make a statement on it.”