Panic as Cultists Go Wild, Turn Lagos Town To Warzone (Photo)

Date: 21-01-2016 3:37 pm (5 years ago) | Author: kaygee
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Suspected rival cultists went wild in Onipanu, Lagos yesterday, setting six shops and a house on fire. The Nation reports that they also vandalised seven vehicles parked on Shosanya Street and unleashed mayhem on the area for over two hours.
Occupants of the house wailed as they watched their properties being razed by fire. The incident occurred at 12:30pm when many had gone to work. Those around when the gang arrived were allegedly prevented from leaving the building, but they took the emergency exit. None of them could, however, salvage their properties.
The hoodlums, numbering about 30, were said to be armed with guns, cutlasses and knives. According to The Nation, the suspected Aiye confraternity members stormed the house in search of a member of a rival gang, Alora group, whose name was given as Idris (aka Lizarazu).Idris’ gang, it was learnt, had earlier kidnapped a member of the Aiye group, identified as Sodiq, earlier in the day and attempted to kill him at the toll gate linking Kayode and Ogunmokun streets.Sodiq, it was gathered, was stabbed on the head and chest with sharp objects before his gang went to rescue him.

His colleagues mobilised for a reprisal, combing the area for members of the rival gang. When they learnt the Alora group members had fled, the Aiye gang moved to House 4 on Shosanya Street, said to belong to Idris’ late father, and torched it. They allegedly fired several shots at the building before setting it on fire.
It was gathered that Idris had earlier gone to the house and warned the occupants to pick “anything valuable to them” and leave. A tailor whose shop was torched said she almost threw her baby into a freezer as guns boomed. The tailor, who declined to give her name, said: “I almost fainted in my shop when the boys arrived in their numbers. I was discussing with a customer and suddenly, I saw people running in different directions. I quickly carried my baby and hid behind my fridge. They were shooting and throwing bottles.
“When they got here, they shot in different direction. I wanted to lock my baby in the freezer, but I did not know what stopped me. They locked the front door and splashed petrol on the house. They threatened to shoot anyone, who attempted to run out before setting the house on fire. They waited for another 30 minutes to ensure the house got burnt. I ran out with my baby when they left the street to other streets.”
While the house was on fire, Aiye group members smashed the windscreens of vehicles parked on the street. They also threatened to set fire on the adjacent three-storey building, where another member of the rival group, resides. As they left the area, they shot sporadically and threw bottles at houses. Residents went into hiding to escape being hit by stray bullets. They came out of hiding following the arrival of a combined team of riot policemen and anti-robbery squad from Ilupeju Police Division and Area D in Mushin. A resident, who gave her name as Mojisola, said it was the second time the house was attacked, noting that a gang had attempted to kill Idris’ mother last year when they were looking for him. “I was one of the people, who told Idris’ mother to leave this area because of her son’s involvement in cult activities,” Mojisola said. According to The Nation, the gang left Shosanya Street, passing through four other streets without being accosted by the police. They were said to have converged on Ajisegiri Street, before dispersing via Shyllon Street and Railway line. The residents accused police of not responding to their distress call on time. Wole Alimi, a witness, said: “I personally called the Ilupeju Divisional Police Officer (DPO) on telephone to give him the direction of movement of the cultists after they left Shosanya Street and he told me his officers were moving close to them. “I was shocked when I saw the policemen driving to the Shosanya Street where the cultists had left several minutes after I called the DPO. The cult gang terrorised us for more than two hours and we did not see any policeman while they were here. What kind of country is this?” Police spokesperson Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said: “There is no gang war but an incident of arson was ascertained. There is no cause for alarm, because police have been deployed to the area.”


Posted: at 21-01-2016 03:37 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- kingsbeen at 21-01-2016 03:42 PM (5 years ago)
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All this Yoruba bastard. Useless people aworowo
Posted: at 21-01-2016 03:42 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- gogoman at 21-01-2016 03:58 PM (5 years ago)
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mmm only in lagos
Posted: at 21-01-2016 03:58 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- nwaafoigbo at 21-01-2016 04:42 PM (5 years ago)
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wellcome to de zoo Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 21-01-2016 04:42 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ennyolalekan at 21-01-2016 04:55 PM (5 years ago)
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only in Lasgidi
Posted: at 21-01-2016 04:55 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ennyolalekan at 21-01-2016 04:55 PM (5 years ago)
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only in Lasgidi
Posted: at 21-01-2016 04:55 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- nwaafoigbo at 21-01-2016 05:10 PM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: Ibraheem Olalekan on 21-01-2016 04:55 PM
only in Lasgidi
how i wish
Posted: at 21-01-2016 05:10 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kp45 at 21-01-2016 05:50 PM (5 years ago)
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Lagos don produce news sha
Posted: at 21-01-2016 05:50 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Trueyarn at 21-01-2016 07:31 PM (5 years ago)
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Boys wey think say nah ruggedness get life go die like fly very soon,tormenting other peoples peace in the name of useless cultist,and for the Idris,why him no finish wetin him start?
Posted: at 21-01-2016 07:31 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- kenosas at 21-01-2016 07:53 PM (5 years ago)
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why won't people run away from that country where anything can happen to you nobody will come for your rescue,2hrs of operation and broad daytime the police did not show up, why should they come when they are even their members, since I left that country I am very happy for my life and I thank God for that, just listen to the nonsense the SP of police was saying, Nigeria is a nation of lawlessness, carelessness,valuelessness, ruthlessness, corruption leads by kleptomaniac fellows.
Posted: at 21-01-2016 07:53 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- nwaafoigbo at 21-01-2016 08:09 PM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: kennedy igbinoba on 21-01-2016 07:53 PM
why won't people run away from that country where anything can happen to you nobody will come for your rescue,2hrs of operation and broad daytime the police did not show up, why should they come when they are even their members, since I left that country I am very happy for my life and I thank God for that, just listen to the nonsense the SP of police was saying, Nigeria is a nation of lawlessness, carelessness,valuelessness, ruthlessness, corruption leads by kleptomaniac fellows.
run to biafra but we dont need them Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 21-01-2016 08:09 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- SOGaiya at 21-01-2016 08:11 PM (5 years ago)
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Policeless natiôn
Posted: at 21-01-2016 08:11 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- AmazingMarie at 21-01-2016 10:21 PM (5 years ago)
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case of arson?,when the people are saying its cultist activitist. Nigeria Police lol
Posted: at 21-01-2016 10:21 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- DAMILARE100 at 21-01-2016 10:23 PM (5 years ago)
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Then where were the Nigeria Police or the Civil Defense?
Posted: at 21-01-2016 10:23 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- nonix22001 at 22-01-2016 12:45 AM (5 years ago)
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secret tinz! join no secret, it doesn't pay
Posted: at 22-01-2016 12:45 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zezprincess at 22-01-2016 07:21 AM (5 years ago)
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Hmmmm,Nigeria police,Tufiakwa,God pls protect&guide your childrenooo.All those people wey enter secret&open cult,I just dey laff,dey pity una cos una no go last for the earth,Rubbish.
Posted: at 22-01-2016 07:21 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- akinmanchy at 22-01-2016 07:33 AM (5 years ago)
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That's why I respect boys scout pass Nigerian police

Posted: at 22-01-2016 07:33 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- bebmigared at 22-01-2016 09:54 AM (5 years ago)
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They are products of ignorance.
Posted: at 22-01-2016 09:54 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Oworen25 at 22-01-2016 11:49 AM (5 years ago)
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And if I may ask where are the police officers and others forces, they should please contact them before it late
Posted: at 22-01-2016 11:49 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Novic at 23-01-2016 08:20 PM (5 years ago)
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Boys wey think say nah
ruggedness get life go die like fly
very soon,tormenting other
peoples peace in the name of
useless cultist,and for the
Idris,why him no finish wetin him start?
Posted: at 23-01-2016 08:20 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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