Oct 5, 2016 – Black Axe & Eiye Cult Groups In Bloody Reprisal Attack, 2 Killed, 3 Injured In Ikorodu Lagos
At least 2 people were confirmed dead and 3 others injured in a cult clash in Ikorodu over the weekend.
The casualties in the fracas that started on Sunday night were Omotayo, who just graduated from the Lagos State University (LASU) and Temitayo Kehinde.
Omotayo, suspected to be a member of the Black Axe confraternity was killed on Monday at Anibaba Street, the other victim was shot yesterday morning.
The injured include a four-year-old boy, a septuagenarian and Taye Ominike. They are in general hospital.
According to a source, the fight between the Black Axe and Eiye cult groups grounded activities at Owolowo, Omini and Anibaba Streets. The gunmen were said to have shot sporadically each time they came for their rivals.
The source said:
“Since Sunday, businesses have remained shot down in the areas. The gunmen are cultists and they have been fighting. The Eiye members started the fight on Sunday and we heard they shot some Aiye members. On Monday, they killed Omotayo and injured one old woman and a four-year-old boy.
“In revenge, the Aiye members around 3pm on Monday started shooting and killed Kehinde. They shot Taye Ominike but he didn’t die. People have been afraid to come out since then. They also fought yesterday too. The issue is serious.”
A local vigilante member, who confirmed that there has been tension in the area since Sunday, stated that Onyabo members had to go after the cultists.
“When we saw what was happening, our members came out and went after the cultists. Six of them were arrested in their hideouts and handed over to policemen at Igbogbo Division. At the moment, we are looking for three of their leaders, 70, Agali and Debby because we learnt they were responsible for the fracas.”