ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- About six people have been killed and many others injured in cult wars in Abeokuta, Ogun State, and Bariga area of Lagos State.
Daily Trust reports that the resumption of killings in Abeokuta by the cultists was to mark the one year remembrance of a popular area boy, Tommy, in Oluwo area of Abeokuta.
It was gathered that Tommy, who was a leader of the Eiye cult group, was killed on 24 March, 2022, at Panseke.
Many were killed between March and April last year in the superiority clashes that ensued between the two cult groups, Daily Trust reports.
Exactly a year after Tommy’s death, a young man was shot dead at Panseke by yet-to-be-identified persons while returning from the Computer Village at Ibara Roundabout.
It was gathered that a kid belonging to a trader was also hit by a stray bullet fired by the gunmen and also died.
Another young man was also shot dead at Araromi, behind the Navy Boys Secondary School in Abeokuta, on Tuesday.
Confirming the incident on Tuesday, a police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the Police were strategizing on how to arrest the situation as quickly as possible.
In a renewed cult clash in Lagos, three members of the Aiye and Eiye confraternities were said to have lost their lives yesterday in the Bariga area of the State.
The incident was said to be a mission to avenge the killing of a member of Aiye by a rival group.
It was gathered that members of Eiye hacked down one Lekan Omoekun along Kajola Street in the area last week.
Sources disclosed that the deceased was a younger brother to the hitman of Aiye group. The source also alleged that Lekan was killed by a member of Eiye identified as Moses alias Loworo on Tapa Street, on 16 March.
It was gathered that two other members of Eiye had been killed earlier in similar circumstances.
The source said it was the killing of the two cult members that led to the attack on Lekan.
Calls and text messages sent to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, on the incident were not answered as of press time.