Not less than five persons lost their lives during a street carnival in Ikorodu area of Lagos after cultists clashed on Tuesday.
The fight was between the Aye and Eiye confraternities started around 1am during Itunmeko street carnival. The Nation reports that trouble started after the Eiye cult group killed two Aye (Black Axe) members who were invited to the carnival. They two were said to have been killed on their way home.
In revenge, Aye cult group was said to have taken the fight to Eiye group at the wee hours of yesterday, killing three of its members. The cultists used weapons such as axes, cutlasses and guns in the process while killing and injuring many people. An authentic source revealed how the fight started.
“They have been killing themselves. The fight started at a street carnival at Itunmeko around midnight on Tuesday. I was at the carnival but I left there around 10pm before the incident.
“I heard that two people were killed that day and the other group fought back and killed three from the other side. It was between the Aye and Eiye groups.
“They have been targeting themselves. I do not really know what happened; only those within can tell you what actually happened.
“I heard they killed two Black Axe guys and the following day, the Black Axe people killed three Eiye guys,”
said a source.
Police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent (SP) said two bodies were recovered.
“We recovered two bodies on Tuesday evening. I am not aware if there were injured persons. But the police have gone all out to get the perpetrators and bring them to justice. More intense patrols are being carried out to forestall any recurrence,”