Three persons were confirmed dead following a clash between two cult groups on Tuesday in Lagos.

The incident occurred when the rivals openly disagreed at about 10pm in the Somulu area.

Those killed include: leader of Eiye cult group in the area, Tunde Awokoya, 36, alias Chop-Up, one Gabriel and another unidentified man.

It was gathered that members of the Eiye and Aye cult groups face-off earlier on Tuesday but were dispersed by policemen, who got information about it.


However, the Aye group allegedly targeted Chop-Up, who had gone to a beer-parlour on Abiodun Street to cool off and murdered him there.

Some of Chop-Up’s members, who were with him, went on rampage, snuffing life out of Gabriel, who was at a barber’s shop.

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As at midnight, the bodies of the deceased were said to be lying on the streets as people were afraid to come out of their homes.

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