A cult clash between members of Aiye and Eiye confraternities in Ilasamaja area of Lagos took place in the early hours of today, while Policemen who patrolled the area were accused of acting unbothered.
The fight reportedly began when one Eiye cultist was killed on Temitope street on July 12. The Eiyes retaliated by killing three Aiyes on Dauda Oseni and Abeokuta streets on the 15th of July.
Online sources allege that so far, the cult clash has claimed the lives of 3 Aiye and 1 Eiye member, and policemen who were forced to act after the incident have only succeeded in arresting innocent people.
Twitter user @enekemgreg wrote;
Heard they Have killed 6 people in ILASAMAJA around Okota/Isolo in the last 6days cause of Cult war 1 Thursday (His bro was the target) 1 Friday 2 Sunday 2 yesterday Mind-boggling thing is that it is SECONDARY SCHOOL Boys that are doing the killings
Can i quickly add that these deaths are not done using GUNS , which is easier These young men use Axe and Machete to kill, like you are gonna be Diced into parts till death, How they got the mind and how they sleep at night i dont know. God help us
Here are more reactions from other twitter users;
#SARS arresting people indiscriminately in Ilasamaja, mostly boys coming back from the market thus causing traffic jam
Dear Team, Trust you are doing great. I would want to bring to your attention of the series of Cult killings which have been going on in Ilasamaja of Temitope street, Dauda Osenin street as well as Ogunbowale street. Hence abt 5-6 person av reportedly lost their lives
I bring to your notice the killings happening in Ilasamaja, Isolo Development Area. The killing is caused by youths believed a member of a cultist group. For the past one week now,there has been cases of killing of innocent people.