Cult war: 50 vehicles, shops vandalised in Lagos

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A cult war in the Oworoshoki area of Lagos state has left fifty vehicles damaged and several shops looted on Sunday.

It was gathered that the fight,, which started around 2am and lasted till 7am, affected Ayo Odugbesan, Church, Oke Eri, Odo Eran and Aralamo streets, among others areas.

Residents revealed that were shouting “kill them all, kill anyone you see,” with accompanying sounds of sporadic gunshots/

According to an eyewitnesses, they saw the  street urchins around 7pm on Saturday and alerted the police.

“At about 7pm, we saw those boys trooping to our area. Some people fled because some of those boys were arrested recently and sent to jail. How they regained freedom and found their way back is surprising.

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“We are not safe in Oworo. These cultists are making life unbearable for us. We need help in this area. The destruction started around 2am.

“No death was recorded. It seems their target was to kill the night guard, but he escaped.

“They shot non-stop, smashing vehicles. They were just destroying things. It was around 5am that people came out and saw the massive destruction. They were moving from street to street, vandalising vehicles,” he added.

Confirming the incident, Lagos police spokesman, Chike Oti, said 20 persons have been arrested.

“Commissioner Zubairu Muazu has deployed additional security, including operatives of counter-terrorism and anti-cultism units in the area. Investigation is on. Twenty suspects have been arrested. As I speak with you, there is increased security presence in the area. No one died and no one sustained injury. Yes, vehicles were vandalised,” he added.

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