A popular and notorious suspected cultist, ‘Ajax’ [not real name] was killed in Ikorodu on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, during a deadly supremacy battle between two rival cult groups which recorded several deaths on both sides.
While the men of the Nigerian Army were allegedly busy shooting at the unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate Plaza venue of the #EndSARS protest on that Tuesday, members of the two notable cult groups, Eiye Cult group and Aye Cult group, were busy shooting at themselves, thereby, causing great confusion in the community.
The two scenes of the attacks, Ikorodu garage roundabout and Benson, were thrown into pandemonium as motorists and residents, including protesters at the #EndSARS venue at the Ikorodu garage roundabout, were running helter-skelter to save their dear lives as the cultists run riots.
By the time the dust settled down, both sides had recorded casualties while several others were seriously injured.
According to the report gathered, the latest resurgence in the cult attacks started when members of the Aye cult group allegedly killed a suspected member of the Eiye cult group at the Ikorodu garage roundabout.
In retaliating the murder of one of their own, it was gathered that Eiye group allegedly killed an innocent young man named Rahmon at Benson area which is notorious for its cult activities and other social vices.
Members of the two groups were said to have regrouped in various parts of Ikorodu searching for members of their rival cult groups for retaliation, a situation which created serious tension in the community.
Ajax, who we gathered was a leader of the Aye cult group and had killed many members of the rival group and also had been declared wanted, was allegedly shot by a member of the Eiye cult group in his mouth on that Tuesday evening during the attack. According to report, the force of the bullet penetration shattered his mouth and brain.
He was reportedly buried at his father’s house at Solomade in Ikorodu.
He was said to have been attacked and killed alongside another member of the Aye cult group, Lekan, popularly called ‘Gala’.
After Ajax was attacked at Benson, a controversy was said to have erupted at Solomade, another notorious area in Ikorodu, where he was said to have perpetrated his cult activities over the years as some were saying that he survived the attack while others maintained that he died.
Also, on Friday, October 23, 2020, the cult groups again had a deadly encounter in Ireshe/California axis of Adaraloye, lkorodu, during which another cult suspect was said to have been killed.
Another two cult suspects were also reportedly killed at the Elepe and Basorun area of Igbogbo recently.
Some of the residents, while reacting to the incident, said that the #EndSARS protest and the curfew declared by the government to curtail the aftermaths of the protest against the police harassment and brutality, gave the cultists the leeway to perpetrate the latest attacks.
They called on the State government, security agencies and local security outfits to urgently address the current insecurity that stemmed from the #EndSARS protest and rein in the criminal minded people, including cultists and miscreants that are seizing the situation to unleash terror on lkorodu community and Lagos State in general.