- A cult clash in the Ketu Alapere area of Lagos has caused the death of an unidentified person
- An eyewitness reported that the bloodletting was between the Eiye and Aye cult groups
- Confirming the gruesome development, the police spokesperson of the police in the state, Chike Oti, said that the victim was stabbed to death
A deadly clash by two rival cult groups has resulted to the death of an unidentified man at Alapere in Ketu area of Lagos state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) crime correspondent learnt that the incident took place at Modupe Street, off Kazeem Street in Alapere late on Sunday, June 17.
A resident of the area, who claimed to have witnessed the fight told NAN that the cultists came from a nearby street, describing the area as a hotbed of cultist activities.
Newsmen gathered that the Alapere cult war has been on for more than three years, resulting to the death of no fewer than eight people within the period.
The source, who pleaded not to be identified, named the rival cults as members of Eiye and Aye confraternity.
“These cultists are always at war with each other, shooting guns at night all the time. Kazeem, Aminu and Akampson Streets near the transformer at Alapere are notorious for cult activities,” the source said.
The spokesman for the Lagos police command, Chike Oti, confirmed the development, saying that the dead man was stabbed to death. Oti said that the identity of the dead man was not yet known.
He said, however, that the body had been removed by policemen from the Alapere division and deposited at a mortuary. The spokesman said that no arrest had been made on the development.
In an similar post, NAIJ.com reported that the commissioner of police in Lagos, Edgal Imohimi, in a bid to reposition the command's anti-cultism squad, had redeployed SP Godwin Agbegbe, the officer-in-charge of the Squad, while CSP Akaninyene Etuk has been empowered to take over from him.
In the same vein, all members of the squad were relieved of their duty posts and have been directed to report to the Lagos state police headquarters for debriefing.
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