It has been reported of a bloody cult group clash in Aleke, a community in Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Thursday, September 11.
The fearful clash resulted in the death of one Risikat Saliman, a 35-year-old pregnant woman, Naija News understands. Reports revealed that Saliman was gunned down after a group of the suspected cultists invaded Aleke community market at about 8 p.m. yesterday and started shooting sporadically.
Confirming the incident, the Baale of Aleke, Chief Adeniyi Okemati, noted hat the hoodlums attacked the community and shot dead the woman who is a mother, just before men of the police force from Imota Division arrived the scene.
The Baale said, “I don’t know why they are terrorising our people. We want Lagos State Government to intervene so that we can collectively curb the menace to enable my people to sleep with their two eyes closed,”
Also narrating the incident, the brother of the deceased, Mr Babatunde Saliman, told reporters that the hoodlums arrived at the market around 8 p.m. He said, “I met her at the market lying in a pool of blood; some of her friends who came to the scene confirmed that she was pregnant.
“Her corpse has been released by the police and was taken to Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary in preparation to transport her to her home town in Kwara State,”
Saliman urged the police division to investigate the killing and ensure perpetrators of the evil act that took the life of his sister were brought to justice. On his part, while narrating the happening, the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, Muyiwa Adejobi, said that the cult clash was between “Aiye and Eiye” confraternity.
He added that policemen have restored normalcy to the area while the matter had been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos.
“The woman was killed by a stray bullet when the two rival cults of ‘Eiye’ and ‘Aiye’ engaged each other in a supremacy battle.
“The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, has zero tolerance for cultism. Cultism breeds various other crimes wherever they exist,” he added.