Rival cultists clash in Lagos

A deadly clash involving two rival cult groups has resulted in the death of an unidentified man at Alapere in Ketu, near Lagos.

The incident took place at Modupe Street, off Kazeem Street in Alapere, late on June 17.

The Alapere cult war has been on for more than three years, leading to the death of no fewer than eight people within the period.

A resident of the area, who claimed to have witnessed the fight, told NAN that the cultists came from a nearby street, describing the area as a hotbed of cult-related activities.

The source, who pleaded not to be identified, named the rival cults as members of Eiye and Aye confraternity.

“These cultists are always at war with each other, shooting guns at night all the time.

“Kazeem, Aminu and Akampson Streets near the transformer at Alapere are notorious for cult activities,” the source said.

Spokesman for the Lagos Police Command, Mr Chike Oti, confirmed the development, saying that the dead man was stabbed to death.

Oti said that the identity of the dead man was not yet known.

He said, however, that the body had been removed by policemen from the Alapere Division and deposited at a mortuary.

Oti added that no arrest has been made as at press time.