Rival cult clash claims two lives in Lagos

Kazeem Ugbodaga

FILE PHOTO: A cultist killed by a rival group

FILE PHOTO: A cultist killed by a rival group

Rival cult clash has claimed two lives in Ebute Metta area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

The clash of superiority between Eiye and Black Axe Confraternity, it was gathered led to the death of Gbolahan, popularly called ‘Sepe’ and Musibau at the early hours of Friday.

Eye witnesses said the two victims, after being shot at close range on Ibadan Street in the area were matcheted and left to die.

Their bodies were later taken away by police from Denton Police Station.

Many lives have been lost to rival cult clashes in Ebute Metta in recent times.

The killing of the duo has brought the total number of people killed to 82 by cult groups and gang in Lagos in the last seven months.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had vowed to deal with gang and cult groups still brandishing dangerous weapons across the state and issued them two weeks ultimatum to surrender their arms or face the wrath of the law.

The ultimatum had since expired and armed youths have surrendered their weapons to the government.


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