No fewer than 25 persons have been rendered homeless after suspected cultists invaded two buildings on Sholanke Street in the Akoka, Yaba area of Lagos State and set fire to them.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the hoodlums, who came at about 7.30am on Wednesday, did not allow their victims to take any property from the buildings.
It was learnt that rival cultists had clashed on Ibukunolu Street on Tuesday at about 7pm, and had stabbed a 17-year-old student, identified only as Rilwan, to death. Two of the attackers were said to be identified as Lolade, also known as Makayoko, and Ororo.
Our correspondent learnt that the victim, who worked as a printer on the street, was from a family of three, and had just gained admission to the Yaba College of Technology. PUNCH Metro gathered that angry rival cultists had thereafter stormed Sholanke Street in the night, and threatened that they would raze Makayoko’s father’s apartment as a reprisal for the killing of Rilwan. It was learnt that some residents alerted the policemen from the Bariga division to the unrest and the police came on patrol during the night.
Our correspondent gathered that the cultists, however, stormed the street at about 7am on Wednesday, locked the street gates and set fire to Makayoko’s father’s house. Read more