Three reported killed as rival cult groups clash again in Coker-Aguda, Lagos


At least three persons have been reported killed in Aguda, Surulere, Lagos on Sunday.

According reports, another fracas broke out between rival cult groups in some parts of Coker-Aguda axis in the early hours on Sunday.

The clash which has left many streets deserted as residents stayed indoors for fear of being attacked, lasted till afternoon before police intervention.

The two rival cults groups were said to have used freely various dangerous weapons such as guns, cutlasses, axes, broken bottles, among others.

It was gathered that the bloody clash started on Saturday, between members of the Aye and Black Axe cult groups.
It was also learnt that two cultists who were members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) were feared killed early Saturday, 23 January 2021 while the reprisal attack led to the death of an opposing cult member who was a member of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) early Sunday, 24 January 2021. The OPC member was killed where he was doing his night watchman job.

“Throughout the night we could not sleep. It was gunshots everywhere,” a resident told Vanguard..

Areas such as Enitan, Willy Omiyi, Akinyele and Adetola streets were mostly affected.

Meanwhile, residents of some part of Coker-Aguda in Surulere have appealed to the state government and the State Police Commissioner to investigate the incessant rival cult clashes in the area.

They also expressed worry over lack of security intervention during the overnight cult clash in the neighborhood.

They also urged the authorities at Coker-Aguda Local Government to ensure that the street lights in the area are functioning always in order to expose people perpetrating evil under the guise of darkness.

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