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One Dead, Scores Injured As Rival Cult Groups Clash In Lagos

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One person has been confirmed dead while several others have been left injured after a bloody clash between two famous Aiye and Eiye Confraternities on Sunday evening in the Badagry area of Lagos state.

Naija News reports that the confraternities engage in the clas over battles of supremacy.

The deceased identified simply as Kenny, was shot at Ahovikoh Quarters, Sango Iledudu, Badagry at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Shortly after Kenny was shot, his father, with the assistance of the members of his group quickly rushed Kenny to the Badagry General Hospital for treatment where he was reported to have died.

A Source while speaking on the clash said as thus; “They had to take the boy to an undisclosed hospital for treatment when officials of the hospital requested for a Police Report before commencing treatment.

“They were afraid of reporting at the Police Station because the police believe there is no more cult group in Badagry since a denouncement exercise in 2017 by members.

“But unfortunately, the 25-year-old kenny died from the gunshot wounds on Tuesday morning in an undisclosed hospital where he was being treated.

“His old mother works as a cleaner with the Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) in Badagry. It is unfortunate.’’

Another source who requested anonymity alleged that the deceased belonged to the Aiye Confraternity and had actively participated in the killing of one Shefiu on Jan.1, 2019.

The source alleged that the group which the deceased belonged to killed Shefiu around the Senior Boys Joint along Soglo Way, Badagry.

The source revealed that his rival cult group had visited Kenny’s home earlier and vowed to revenge the death of Shefiu which they fulfilled.

“Since then, the rival group had been on his trail until he was shot during a scuffle between suspected rival cultists at a funeral ceremony at Ahovikoh Quarters, Sango Ile-Dudu, Badagry,’’ said the source.

The New Divisional Police Officer in Badagry, Tade Faniyi, while reacting to the report said that there was no report of any killing or cult clash on Sunday at the station, but promised to initiate an investigation into the matter.

 

Source: Naija News