A National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) leader at Mile 12, Lagos, Suleman Lawal alias Akiru, was yesterday killed after violence broke out in the area.NURTW leader killed as cultists clash in Lagos
It was gathered that the violence was as a result of lingering rivalry between the Aiye and Eiye cult groups.
Residents and motorists in the area who took to social media to request intervention by security operatives, expressed fears over escalation of the situation.
Raising the alarm about the clash, one Valerian Nwadike, said: “I got information that Mile 12 is boiling as I type. The chaos is as a result of a cult clash, I’ve informed the relevant authorities, please everyone should take notice and apply caution if you are at that axis.”
Police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin said: “The command is aware of the violent clash going on at Owode-Elede area of the state. DPO Owode-Onirin is handling the situation. Reinforcement has been readied. We are monitoring the situation.”