A 19-year-old boy, Lateef Agboola has been killed in a bloody clash between suspected rival cult groups at the Seme border.
The victim, a student of Sito Grammar School, was allegedly macheted several times by the culprits before being shot at close range on Friday at Zongo area of Seme border near Badagry, Lagos State, NAN reports.
He was said to have been a member of Eiye Confraternity.
He was killed during a reprisal between rival suspected cultists.
According to the report, there has been a resurgence of clashes in the past few weeks between two rival cult gangs; Eiye and Aiye confraternities in the area.
“This led to the killing of one Umar Isah and subsequent arrest of Adam Sule-Ayeni, a member of Aiye confraternity who was suspected to have masterminded the killing of Isah, by the police in Seme.
“The case was, however, transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Lagos for further investigation and interrogation.
“Despite the arrest of Sule-Ayeni and constant patrol around the area, the killing of Agboola was done to avenge the death of Isah who was allegedly killed by the other cult group.
“The deceased was sent on an errand by his mother around 8 pm on Friday when he was cornered and macheted by the group which had been monitoring his movement.
“Agboola was buried by his mother around 2 pm at Zongo on Saturday,” a source was quoted as saying.
The source said the situation was already generating apprehension among residents who were feeling unsafe with the recurring killings in the area.