Five injured as rampaging cultists attack Lagos residents

Suspected cultists attack has led to sustenance of varying degree of injuries of atleast five people at Idiroko and Owutu areas of Ikorodu.

This attack started on Monday when suspected cultists identified as Lion Base Boys of Dagbolu Street in Idiroko.

A source told newsmen that seizure of phone caused the attack as a young boy from Ajose street forcefully seized a phone; a possession of another boy from Dagbolu who was beaten up

The Dagbolu boy whose phone was seized went to report to the Lion Base Boys in his street who revenged and the whole matter escalated.

Newsmen gathered that there are looted houses, shops and injured residents caused by hoodlums.

Someone of the injured victims were stabbed on their heads, hands while they made to defend themselves before the police arrived the scene.

A resident who shared pictures of the incident on social media wrote: “When Owutu Police Division didn’t show up, people were left to defend and fight the boys themselves when they began to burst homes and shops.”

It was gathered that it took the deployment of policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) to restore normalcy in the vicinity.

At the time of this report, the police have conducted raids in the neighbourhood and arrested several suspects.

Meanwhile, suspected cultists also struck around Council Bus Stop, Idimu, Isheri Osun and Ikotun on Wednesday shooting sporadically.

The hoodlums identified as No Salary Boys were said to be numbering about 30 and on motorcycles, stormed the areas around 6pm, allegedly to honour one of theirs who died recently.

They were said to have wielded guns and cutlasses, causing panic among residents who raised alarm on Twitter appealing for police reinforcement.

According to spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) there was no cause for alarm at Idimu as police were carrying out operations there.

For the Ikorodu incident, Elkana confirmed 72 suspects were arrested, adding that calm had returned.

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