killed by suspected cult members in Igode and Fakale communities in the
Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.
hoodlums, said to be Aye Confraternity members, had gone on the rampage
at about 11am on Wednesday to commemorate their anniversary tagged 7/7.
the Eiye Confraternity, a rival cult.The bandits, who reportedly wore
masks, shot dead three welders at a junction bordering Emuren and Igode.
proceeded to the Fakale community, where they opened fire on a crowd
watching a football match in a viewing centre, killing seven persons.
community, Wole Oladunjo, said,
“The fight was between Eiye and Aye
confraternities. The Aye members are based in Emuren. The OPC had
nothing to do with the fight. But surprisingly, they (Aye members) came
here on Wednesday and started shooting sporadically. They killed seven
persons in a viewing centre.“One of the deceased was our member. The
others killed were not Eiye members. They were hard working youths.
Four persons are still in the hospital receiving treatment. The police
picked four corpses and three of them have been buried.“The policemen, who came that evening, were blaring their sirens from afar and this gave those boys the chance to escape.”
“We learnt the Aye members are
celebrating their anniversary this month. They started on July 1 and
today (Thursday) is the last day. Whenever they celebrate the
anniversary, they kill. They wrote 7/7 on the heads of the persons they
community, Idris Lawal, vowed that his members would avenge the
killings, adding that the victims were innocent residents.
Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the killings, saying that the
cultists had gone to attack Eiye cult members at Fakale.