The recent resurgence of wanton killings by rival cult groups across the six councils in Ikorodu Division has continued to create palpable tension as residents could no longer sleep with their two eyes closed.
The residents are also afraid that the latest killings by the cult groups may go unabated if not urgently curtailed by the security men.
After last week’s massacre during which about ten cultists and others were killed, the killings resumed this week with another round of gruesome murders.
A suspected Eiye member was on Friday, May 29, 2020, killed in a very gruesome manner by his assailants at Raheem Soyiga Street in Aga area of Ikorodu.
THE IMPACT gathered that slain cultist was pursued by six members of the Axe cult group on two motorbikes from Cele 2 area in Aga and was shot in the head and stomach when he was eventually captured. He was thereafter butchered with axe.
The left wrist of the deceased deep cut which showed an attempt by the assailants to severe and go away with it, an act which has become the trademark of the cult group in recent time.
When our reporter got to the scene, many residents were seen gathered to take a look at the lifeless body of the slain cultists on the floor with his intestines ripped opened.
Men of various Police Commands and Units, Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC), Onyabo Vigilance group, Agbekoya and other security formations were also seen at the scene.
It was also gathered that a young man within the age bracket of 30 plus, from Ikorodu, was also killed yesterday in Bayeku.
The man, who was a suspected Eiye cult (name withheld), was until his death issuing tickets to Okada riders at Isikalu Street in Ikorodu.
A resident of Aga, who spoke in confidence with THE IMPACT, wondered when the killings would stop.
“Is this how we are going to be living in fear? Is our traditional institution and government doing anything at all to salvage the situation or is this how we are going to accept all these killings as part of our life?”, she asked.
Another resident charged security personnel to step up action in protecting lives.
He also urged them to take the battle to the homes and hideouts of the suspected cult members rather than waiting for them to strike.
Meanwhile, a leader of one of the security outfits in Ikorodu has put the blame squarely on the families, friends, wives and girlfriends of the cult suspects for harbouring them after operations and also helping them to hide their guns.
He said that until the residents especially those that are close to the cultists, started exposing them, there may not be any end in sight for the danger posed by the cultists and their heinous acts.