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3 dead as cult groups clash in Bariga area of Lagos



The Police Command in Lagos State, has confirmed the killing of three suspected cultists on Wednesday night at Bariga area by another suspected group.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Command Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed this to newsmen on Thursday,

Hundeyin said that the command was yet to identify the groups involved in the attack, adding  that operatives have been drafted to the area for peace.

One of those inflicted with bullet injury during the gun duel was now in coma in an undisclosed hospital.

It further learnt that the cultists last week were noticed to be preparing for the clash, which most residents in Bariga area never thought would claim lives.

According to a source the sporadic shooting started last night around Idi-aba area popularly known to be hideout for notorious cultists and a major base of drug dealers.

“It spread towards Akilo, sungas, and inwards Olorunkemi Street in somolu area, where innocent passersby sustained varying degrees of injury.

“Residents are calling on the Commissioner of Police, Mr Idowu Owohunwa to come to their rescue”.

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