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A bloody clash between suspected rival cult groups at the Seme border resulted in the death of a 19-year-old boy, Lateef Agboola.
Sources told NAN that Agboola, a student of Sito Grammar School, was macheted severally before being shot at close range on Friday at Zongo area of Seme border near Badagry, Lagos State.
NAN also gathered that the deceased, who allegedly belonged to Eiye Confraternity, was killed following reprisal between rival suspected cultists.
The source said that the past few weeks had witnessed a resurgence of clashes between two rivalry 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, 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 p.m. on Friday when he was cornered and macheted by the group which had been monitoring his movement.
“Agboola has been buried by his mother around 2 p.m. at Zongo on Saturday,” the source said.
The source said that the situation was already generating apprehension among residents who were feeling unsafe with the recurring killings in the area.
Contacted, the Divisional Police Officer, Seme Police Station, SP F. Salami, said he was not in a position to speak with journalists on the matter.
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Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.