° 75 arrested
Two persons have bee killed and many others injured during the cult war in the Ijesha /Aguda area of Surulere Lagos.
Property worth millions of Naira were also destroyed during the battle of supremacy by two warring groups
Already, 75 suspects have been arrested in connection with the crisis.
The Lagos State police public relations officer, DSP Bala Elkana, said the war which started on Sunday night, escalated to Monday
According to Elkana: ” On Sunday, at about 1141hrs the police received a distress call that there was a gunshot at Pako, Aguda Canal. On getting to the scene, the police found the body of Alagodo, 2, a follower of Eluku, who is currently in the prison over violent crimes.
” On Monday, at about 0830hrs some hoodlums from Ijesha, in what looks like a revenge mission stormed Aguda in large number with cutlasses, bottles, and stone and other dangerous weapons. The hoodlums destroyed about 22 shops and vandalized some vehicles. Some hoodlums from Aguda equally reacted. One of the hoodlums from Aguda, Timileyin Odulana,was injured by the hoodlums from Ijesha. He was rushed to the military hospital Yaba, where he was confirmed dead.
“Police teams from the Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, Rapid Response Squad, Area C Command Surulere, Aguda, and Ijesha divisions were mobilized to the scene. The situation was brought under control. 75 suspects from both sides were arrested. The investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charged to Court “.
Meanwhile, the Command has intensified patrols and surveillance within the affected areas.