The clash, which was said to have begun last Sunday, lasted through Wednesday, leaving three persons dead and several others injured.
A resident, who pleaded anonymity for fear of being attacked, narrated: “At about 10:30pm, there were gunshots and we (landlords) came out. We heard the young man received a call and dashed out at that night to buy airtime. We heard that his guardian pleaded it was late but he insisted going out to get airtime saying the call was important. But unknown to him, the cultists ambushed him and shot at him twice.
“We heard the gun shots did not penetrate and he ran. But his assailants gave him a hot chase and hacked him severally on the head. We were told that his killers also broke the window of the house where they caught up with their opponent, warning the occupant: “We have not come for you, don’t ever attempt to call the police.”
We also heard that they celebrated the killing of the young man, singing: Uso uso, uso! ….‘Muso, muso, muso. ….hey!! muso, muso, muso! ….hey!!! He was wearing a charm round his waist which perhaps prevented the gunshot from penetrating.”
Lagos State Police Command and Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Dolapo Badmus, in a text message, said: “On 21/9/16, at about 7:30pm, information received from AIT Road, Alagbado indicated that two cult members engaged in a physical fight that led to their deaths. A team of police men from Alagbado has taken the corpses to hospital for autopsy while the command is investigation the occurrence.”