One person was allegedly killed, vehicles destroyed and shops set ablaze when two rival cult groups, Eiye and Aiye, clashed on Monday night around Akinbode Street, off Olateju Street, Mushin area of Lagos State.
But contrary to the report by Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service Command and control room that houses were burnt, it was only shops that were burnt.
A resident in the area, who spoke in confidence, said the cult boys killed one person and destroyed cars and tricycles on three streets in the area.
Narrating the incident to The Guardian, a resident in Tinuola Street, Mr. Emmanuel Adeniji, who could only confirm the destruction of vehicles and arson on four shops in the area, said two cult boys, Eiye and Aiye stormed the area in a supremacy battle. “Eiye came from Ilupeju side to confront Aiye members in Mushin. They were here past 11: 00 a.m., on Monday morning and broke the glasses of some vehicles. They reinforced to unleash terror around 8:00 p.m. They started shouting, destroying buildings, and firing guns. We ran inside and we couldn’t do anything other than pray for our safety.
He added: “ Monday night incident was the first time I witnessed such a level of destruction on this street and in the area.
Speaking on police response, he said: “Police and members of Operation Mesa came around on Monday night, but they only came when the cult boys had left, and the police blasted siren till late night. I don’t know if the boys will come back, we are scared, we can’t face them because they have cutlasses and guns.
Source: The Guardian