The Lagos State Police Command has on Wednesday arrested 33 suspects involved in a clash of rival cult groups.
The clash happened at Fadeyi-Onipanu and claimed two lives.
This was made known by the spokesman of the command, DSP Bala Elkana in a statement on Thursday.
He said that two locally-made short guns with 10 live cartridges and other dangerous weapons, including cutlasses and knives, were recovered.
According to Elkana, at about 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday, the Onipanu Police Station received a distress call that members of rival cult groups from Alakara, Mushin, Onipanu and Shomolu were armed with dangerous weapons.
He said the suspected cultists engaged themselves in a fierce supremacy fight at Fadeyi, Onipanu, along Ikorodu road.
“During the scuffle, one Tobi Kuti suspected to be one of the hoodlums and one Samuel Geoffrey of DTD Services, Apapa, who was caught in the web were killed by the hoodlums.
“Patrol teams and operatives of Tactical Units were promptly deployed to the scene. The teams swiftly contained the situation and restored normalcy to the area.
“The command has deployed more resources to the affected areas for the manhunt of other fleeing members of the gangs. The investigation is ongoing,” he said.
The spokesman said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Zubairu Muazu, had urged parents to monitor the activities of their children, especially those who engaged in cult activities and gang grouping, adding that the command is duty-bound to deal decisively with criminal in line with the law and protect the lives of people of Lagos state.
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