Three killed as cults clash in Ikorodu

hoodlums cause violence at Fadeyi

No less than three persons have died on Friday after suspected cultists clashed at Tupate area of Ikorodu, Lagos.

The incident occurred around 3 am when several suspected cultists invaded the area with weapons, shanting and shooting in the air.

They were said to have headed for an ancient building owned by Jayesinmi family and allegedly killed a male occupant.

The assailants also shot at the wife of the occupant.

Residents say the attack from persons suspected to be Aiye Confraternity members might have been a reprisal on the male victim who is said to be a member of Eiye Confraternity.

Sources say a man with mental challenge was also a victim of the attack.

The suspected cultists were said to have attempted to invade the palace of the traditional ruler but were repelled by policemen.