Cul­tists hack man to death in Lagos

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eugene Agha, Lagos

Sus­pected cult group mem­bers yes­ter­day went on ram­page in Aje­gunle, Lagos, killing one man and in­jur­ing sev­eral oth­ers.

The bat­tle lasted for hours along the heav­ily pop­u­lated Ojo Road area of the town, ac­cord­ing to wit­nesses who al­leged that the armed hood­lums turned the en­tire street into a theatre of war as they at­tacked one an­other with dan­ger­ous weapons.

Though, the cause of the clash could not be as­cer­tained as at press time, a wit­ness said the de­ceased was al­legedly hacked down along the fa­mous Ojo Road and left to bleed to death by the side of a drainage in front of his com­pound.

A res­i­dent, Emeka Uche, said, “The hood­lums en­gaged one an­other in a bloody war. They also dis­pos­sessed in­no­cent mem­bers of the pub­lic of phones and other valu­ables. Most of those in­jured were re­turn­ing home from where they went to cel­e­brate the Mus­lim fes­ti­val.”

An­other wit­ness who iden­ti­fied him­self as Emiloju, said the hood­lums at­tacked any­body they saw on the way.

A lady who iden­ti­fied her­self as An­gela John, said the gang mem­bers robbed her of cash. She said, “The hood­lums col­lected the sum of N120, 000 and two mo­bile phones from me. There was noth­ing I could do while the at­tack on me lasted.”

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