A clash between rival cults, Aiye and Eiya on Sunday, left three persons dead in the Aguda area of Surulere, Lagos State, VANTAGE NEWS reports.
It was gathered that the cultists, who wielded weapons such as machetes, axes, planks and broken bottles, caused panic among the residents of the area.
Some of the streets affected in the area include Enitan, Willy Omiyi, Akinyele and Adetola.
According to a report by The Punch, the fight which started on Saturday, led to the death of one Tunde Alado, who was allegedly killed by the leader of the Aiye Confraternity, identified simply as Muleru.
In a reprisal, some members of the Eiye Confraternity were said to have killed Muleru and one of his gang members on Sunday, where they were celebrating their victory.
An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated that cult clashes had turned the area into a war zone.
The eyewitness went on to explain the need for more policemen patrolling in the area, to avoid this kind of clash.
It is reported that some policemen deployed in the area had arrested some suspects.
Up till now of filing this report,the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, is yet to make a statement about the incident.