2 feared dead, many injured in fresh gang war between cultists in Lagos | Dailytrust

2 feared dead, many injured in fresh gang war between cultists in Lagos

Two unidentified persons were allegedly shot dead when fresh war broke out on Tuesday night at Owode area of Ikorodu between rival secret cult gang members, Aiye and Eiye confraternities.

Many others also sustained gunshot wounds during the fracas which started two weeks ago among different gangs.

Some of those who were injured were said to have been caught up in the cross fire while on their way home from work.

The fracas caused heavy gridlock stretching from Anthony to Ketu, as there was no vehicular movement in and out of Ikorodu.

The shooting further heightened the tension around Ikorodu and it’s environs.

Suspected secret cult gang members have being in cold war for over two weeks and witnesses said many persons have lost their lives while others have been injured.

A resident of Owode, who refused to identify himself for fear of attack, said he was caught-up in the bloody shoot out while on his way home from work on Tuesday night.

He said: “There was crisis at Owode Elede area on Ikorodu road as suspected cultists were at war. No vehicular movement to and from Ikorodu.

“Traffic, particularly to Ikorodu axis was grounded and stretched to Ketu, Ojota. Urchins also known as Area boys were seen gathered in large numbers at Mile 12 area.

“I managed to escape from the scene after putting a call to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, and also informed the PRO of the Rapid Response Squad,” he said.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, promised to get back to our correspondent with information on the incident, but did not as at the time of filing this report