Two suspected cult members are believed to have died while another struggles to survive the injuries he sustained in a clash between two rival cult groups in Ebute-Metta, in the local government area of Lagos Mainland in the ‘Lagos State.
It was learned that the two suspected sectarian groups, the Kogbagidi boys and the Fagbayimu Olokodana boys, engaged in a free-for-all fight as they both returned from a Street Jamz at the Iya Agan crossroads, disrupting commercial activities in the region on Sunday.
Our correspondent also learned that one of the deceased identified as Iya Uche, a member of the Kogbagidi boys, and the second victim identified simply as Abiodun was a member of the Fagbayimu Olokodana boys, were both killed during the clash.
A local resident who gave his name simply as Adedoyin said the murder in Ebute-Metta and surrounding areas is becoming increasingly unbearable for parents to see their children’s corpses on a daily basis.
Adedoyin said the Fagbayimu Olokodana boys were allegedly led by one Yusuf Skipoo, Kabiru Kokobiri and Idris Adisa, commonly known as Omo Simbi, and they terrorized the community along with other groups.
He said: “The other group, called the Kogbagidi boys, is led by Adekoya, commonly known as Wewe Ointing. It is only God who can save us from thugs, the havoc they wreak in the community is getting out of hand, even the police are not doing enough to tame their activities in the area.
Another resident who does not want his name printed said the confrontation between the two groups had started since 2010 and efforts to end it and restore peace and harmony in the council have remained unsuccessful. interference from politicians who also viewed the groups as tools to disrupt electoral processes whenever it did not favor them.
“The last uprising within the community began on December 20, when a member of the Olokodana boys identified as AZ was discovered to have terrorized the residents of Ilaje Otumara village and all efforts to stop him by the police were thwarted by its members and other powerful. people in the community.
Speaking on the clash, Lagos Mainland local government security chief Mr. Ishola Agbodemu said the two gang members were returning from a Street Jamz organized by a group, called Eyes Open Gent, when ‘They met at the Iya Agan crossroads and they had a disagreement which led to a scuffle and two people were killed in the process.
When contacted, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer PPRO CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu promised to get back to our correspondent for comment on the matter.