Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos Police Command Public Relations Officer, has confirmed repeated cult clashes in the Agboyi area of Alapere, Lagos State.
Hundeyin said two people have died in the clashes, according to the PUNCH.
“Only two people were shot dead and suspects have been arrested,” the police officer was quoted to have said.
“We are fully aware of cult clashes and killings going on in the Alapere area. We are working assiduously to bring this to a halt.
“Efforts are on to apprehend more suspects; it is an ongoing operation.”
A resident of the area said that no fewer than six suspected cultists shot and stabbed a tricycle operator to death at Salami Bus-Stop, along Agboyi Road, on Tuesday.
“We were in the area when we suddenly heard a loud sound. I thought the tyre of a vehicle burst but when I started seeing people running, I ran. While running to hide somewhere, I heard another gunshot,” he said.
“The cultists shot the tricycle operator in the head after he stepped out from where he went to eat around Salamo Street in Agboyi. The incident happened around 6 pm when the day was still bright. After they shot the man, they used machetes to cut his body.
“The cultists cut the man’s wrist, put it in a sack and left. From what we observed, they trailed him to the area and didn’t come in a vehicle or motorcycle. After the attack, they walked away from the scene. I saw them leaving and noticed that they used white handkerchiefs to cover their faces.”
FIJ learnt that cultists murdered one man known as Labalaba in Osogun on Saturday night and shot at one Olumba on Sunday evening.
“The cultists are mostly killing people in their 40s. A day before Olumba was killed, the cultists shot a man known as Labalaba,” a lady said.
“At one point, I had to hide in a church when the attack happened. People usually close their shops early because they can start attacking anytime. We want security in our area.”
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