Oh My God! Seven killed in Lagos cult clash
No fewer than seven people were reportedly killed during a violent clash between two rival cults in the Ijede area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer , DSP Bala Elkana , who confirmed the incident, told the
News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos , on Wednesday , that the KK and Eiye confraternities were involved in the clash .
Elkana said the command immediately responded and arrested 10 suspects.
He explained that the fracas , leading to deaths, started when an argument ensued between two members of the groups, with one of the fighters stabbed.
The police spokesman said the gang , whose member was stabbed, believing him to be dead, launched a retaliatory attack on members of the rival group.
He said the state Commissioner of Police , Hakeem Odumisu , immediately called for an emergency meeting and summoned the Area Commander , Divisional Police Officers and the tactical commanders where the incident occurred.
According to him , the police chief also deployed the Special Strike Force men to arrest the cultists and deal with the situation .
Reacting to the development , the Chairman , Ijede Local Council Development Area, Mr Fatiu Salisu , said the clash started on Monday when a man was reportedly stabbed with a bottle and was rushed to the Ikorodu General Hospital.
Salisu said the man was rejected due to the nature of his injuries and he was later referred to a teaching hospital, where he was attended to .
According to him , members of his group thought that he had died , and thereafter embarked on a revenge mission in the community .
He stated , “I was at a meeting in Ikeja when I was called that a member of the Eiye Confraternity had been stabbed, and when I came , I saw one corpse at the roundabout. ”