Killings Continue Unabated As Cultists Go Wild In Ikorodu

Wale Jagun 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…

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Disbelief As Cultists Shot Dead Rival Gang Member In A Viral video

Kunle Adelabu The deadly engagements among rivalry cult groups may have taken a more extreme and fearsome dimension as a video showing cultists killing an opponent has gone viral on various social media platforms. In the shocking video, about four suspected Eiye cult group, whose faces are not shown in the video, shot an alleged Axe cult group member with locally made pistols one after the other. The victim, who was wearing black t-shirt and sitting on the floor helplessly during his interrogation by his assailants and spoke mostly in…

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Suspected Notorious Cultist, Killer, ‘Dada Kettle’ Nabbed As Resurgent Gang War Claims 8 Lives

Kunle Adelabu The resurgence of killings among rival cult gangs in Igbogbo area of Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area, Ikorodu Division, Lagos, Southwest, Nigeria, has claimed about ten lives in about eight days. A suspected notorious killer and member of the Axe cult group, Anuoluwapo Mogaji, a 27 year-old indigene of Ikorodu popularly called ‘Dada Kettle’, and who has been on the wanted list of the Police Command in Ikorodu and the local vigilance team, Onyabo and other community policing outfits, was apprehended on Thursday, May 21,2020. He was arrested…

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Ajagunro Relief Materials Distribution: Community Leaders, Residents, Victims Blame Crowd Mismanagement For Stampede

Kunle Adelabu -Humanitarian group ought to have involved us – CDA actors Some of the victims of the stampede that occurred on Friday, May 15, 2020, when a humanitarian organization, Rosula Foundation, distributed relief materials to residents of Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area at Ajagunro community, have blamed the incident on lack of proper arrangement and crowd management. Community leaders and residents, who also spoke with THE IMPACT, also queried the way the entire exercise, which was aimed at cushioning the effects of the lockdown imposed by the government…

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Eid-il- Fitr Prayer: Prayer Grounds Across Ikorodu Deserted As Muslim Faithful Observe Prayer At Home

Kunle Adelabu & Bolu Hassan Many Muslim faithfuls resorted to praying at home for the Eid il Fitr prayer which marks the end of the 30 days Ramadan fasting period  in compliance with the government directive that all religious places and others points where people usually gathered in multitudes should not open until further notice as a measure to combat Coronavirus. The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, had during the week urged Muslims across the country to pray…

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Suspected Cult Leader, ‘Dada Kettle’, Others Arrested In Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu A suspected leader of Axe cult group, Anuoluwa Mogaji, popularly known and called ‘Dada Kettle’ that has been terrorizing various parts of Ikorodu Division of Lagos, has been arrested. Dada Kettle was arrested on Thursday in Igbogbo township in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria. Many suspected members of Eiye and Axe cult groups were also arrested by the combined team of Police, Onyabo Vigilance Group, Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN), Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) and…

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Ikorodu Students Sensitise Residents On COVID – 19 Prevention

Wale Jagun The National Association of Ikorodu Division Students (NAIDS), the umbrella body of all students in Ikorodu Division in various higher institutions across the country, has embarked on sentisation exercise for residents on COVID – 19 as part of its own contribution to the fight against the menace of the ravaging virus. At the weekend, the president of the association, Comrade Samuel Adeshina Soyiga, led the national executive officers and members of the body’s legislative arm and officers of the body at council and institutional levels to hoist information…

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Six Dead, Many Injured In Ikorodu Relief Materials Distribution Stampede

Kunle Adelabu -Council commences investigation into incident Tragedy struck at Ajagunro in Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area of Ikorodu Division, Lagos, Southwest, Nigeria, on Friday, May 15, 2020, as about six persons died in a stampede during a food distribution exercise by Rosula Foundation. The unfortunate incident happened at Ajagunro Primary School, Isawo road, Asolo area of Ikorodu West LCDA. THE IMPACT gathered that the incident is being looked into by the Ikorodu West LCDA authority. The principal officers of the council, according to report, were not aware of…

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Tuagaga CDA Inaugurates Developmental, Zonal Committees, Warns Against Criminal Activities

Kunle Adelabu In its quest to ensure that it achieve the primary objectives for which it was created for, the Alhaji Kola Saheed Akinsanya’s led Tuagaga CDA Executive council has inaugurated developmental committees and Zonal CDA Committees. The committees – Development, Safety & Sanitation, Finance, Fund Raising & Education, General Purpose & Electrification and Welfare & Social Committees, were inaugurated at a special meeting of the CDA which was held at the Alhaji Enifeni’s house, Aga, Ikorodu on Saturday, May 9, 2020. The four special committees are to be coordinated…

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125 Year-Old Mosque Demolished In Igbogbo For Ultra-Modern Structure

Kunle Adelabu The first Mosque in Igbogbo kingdom, Araromi Mosque built 125 years ago, was on Thursday, May 14, 2020, demolished to pave way for an ultra-modern structure. The demolition, THE IMPACT gathered, was in preparation for the foundation laying ceremony for a modern structure scheduled to hold on the site of the old mosque on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Although, a section of the community argued that the old structure should have been sustained because of its historic importance, but the Imam of the mosque, Imam AbdulGaniu Gazali, explained…

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