Oworonshoki on fire as cult groups clash

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    By OKOSUN DENNIS

    Police officers and hoodlums are in serious battle in Oworonshoki area of Lagos state following the death of a 25-year-old man.

    The man identified as Monsuru, was killed on Sunday evening at a Valentine’s birthday party held by a cult member in the neighbourhood.

    It was learnt that a clash of two cult rivals led to the death of Monsuru’s death.

    As a result, some of his friends who were said to be cult members too went gaga and attacked anybody insight.

    When men of the police force intervened to stop the conflagration, they withstood the police in a duel leading to unconfirmed number of causalities.

    Speaking anonymously, a witness said “Oworonshoki is on fire”, advising commuters to avoid the area.

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    The fight which started Sunday night extended to this Monday as more rival cult groups join the fight.

    Efforts to get Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Dolapo Badmos to react failed. A text message sent was not responded to as at press time was not responded to too.

    A source, however, disclosed that some of the hoodlums have been arrested by the police at Oworonshoki

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