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Two dead as cult clashes rock Ojota in Lagos



Police confirmed two persons dead at Ojota area of Lagos on Tuesday as two cult groups engaged themselves in a supremacy battle.

According to reports, three suspected cultists were killed in the clash.

Police spokesman in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the death toll of two, said six persons had been arrested over the incident.

He said peace had been restored, however, as police deployed more operatives in the area.

An eyewitness was quoted by NAN to have said one person was killed at each of two road intersections in the area, while a third was killed in a foodstuffs shop.

It was learnt that the clashes began on Sunday and went on through Monday and Tuesday resulting in the shooting to the death of the victims.

Most shop owners in the area, particularly those selling industrial chemicals did not open their shops since Monday for fear of escalation of the clashes.

Other traders in the area were seen discussing the clashes in groups, just as parents scuttled there to take their schoolchildren home.

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