Family wiped out in Ikorodu shooting

Family wiped out in Ikorodu shooting

A family of three – father, mother and child were on Friday wiped out in a “senseless and disgusting” attack in the latest onslaught against residents of Ikorodu in Lagos State by armed Cultists. The gunmen suspected to be cultists struck at Ojuirowo area of Ikorodu and killed a family of three-father, mother and child

A family of three – father, mother and child were on Friday wiped out in a “senseless and disgusting” attack in the latest onslaught against residents of Ikorodu in Lagos State by armed Cultists.

INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, MOHAMMED ADAMU

The gunmen suspected to be cultists struck at Ojuirowo area of Ikorodu and killed a family of three-father, mother and child on Friday morning.

On Friday morning attack by the cultists who were on a vengeance mission, caused pandemonium in the area.

The gunmen were said to have fired sporadic gunshots in the air which forced neighbours to flee their homes.

A resident of the area who craved anonymity, said that cultists had been on the loose also at Ota-Ona area of Ikorodu, saying that last week, a neighbour of his was shot by cultists.

A source in the area also said that cultists shot dead a vulcanizer in his shop last month at Ota-Ona junction for being a member of a rival cult group.

Also, a resident said early on Friday, that cultists operating on okada were seen shooting sporadically as residents scampered to safety.

They were said to have invaded the Ladega Market in Ikorodu and looted traders’ shops in broad day light.

The cultists were also said to have smashed the windscreen of a woman’s car and made away with her phones.

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The police were said to be toothless as they have not been able to smash the cult gang holding sway in Ikorodu.

During the Eid-el-Fitri prayer, the Chief Imam of Ikorodu, Olowo Oribi lamented the rising wave of cultism in the area and called on people to desist from such despicable activities.

THE SLAIN VICTIMS

Nigh life has eroded residents of Ikorodu area over the spate of killings.

Families now recede into their abode as early as 8.00pm, despite repeated assurances by police of stepping up surveillance in the area.

The spokesman of Lagos State Command, Mr. Bala Elkana said he was on a transit to undisclosed location in Nigeria.

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