Five killed as cultists unleash hell in Lagos
Five people were killed on Tuesday after suspected cult members unleashed hell at the Federal Housing Estate, Abesan, Ipaja, Lagos State.
The clash was said to be between members of the Black Axe and Aiye confraternity.
One of the victims killed has been identified as the second-in-command of the Black Axe cult group, Oluwadamilola Ajiwokewu.
According to residents of Abesan, four people were killed when Black Axe members came to carry out reprisal over the death of their second-in-command.
Ajiwokewu, alias Bebe, was alleged to have been butchered by the Aiye cult group in broad day light.
Ajiwokewu was trailed to Greenland Pharmacy where he went to buy drugs along Akinyele Road in the estate.
Determined to avenge the death, his members stormed the community in search of Aiye members.
The Black Axe group zeroed in on four Aiye members and gunned them down on Saturday, bringing the pile of corpses to five.
The corpses of the Aiye cults members were said to have being evacuated by policemen from Gowon Estate and moved to a public mortuary.
When our correspondent visited the estate, there was still apprehension on the faces of some residents.
A resident who identified himself simply as Idowu said: “On October 25, this community was like a war zone. Some Aiye members stormed the estate on five motorcyclists and started shooting sporadically before they went after their targets. Immediately Oluwadamilola saw the rival cult group, he took to his heel. They chased and caught up with him; they butchered him at the spot. Since then, we have been living in fear. On Saturday, information filtered out that some Aiye cult members’ corpses littered the estate. We urged policemen to double their patrol in the community because we cannot sleep with our eyes close.”
A motor mechanic, who identified himself as John Alabi, said that the clash threw everyone in the estate into a panic and confusion.
Alabi said: “We’re seriously living in danger. Whenever cultists fight, it doesn’t end. Policemen should wade in and arrest the situation because we don’t want to fall victim of stray bullets.”
When New Telegraph contacted the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, via text message to confirm the incident, she did not reply.
She was also called, but she didn’t pick her call.
Juliana Francis Blog.