Tension As Police, Cult Groups Clash in Lagos, Details Emerge

Tension As Police, Cult Groups Clash in Lagos, Details Emerge

  • A fight between two cult groups has affected ten students in the Ikotun area of Lagos state
  • According to reports, police intervention worsened the situation as the cult groups reacted violently
  • The state commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotoso, disclosed that the matter is currently being investigated

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Lagos state - On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, there was tension in Lagos state as some cult groups said to be students of Community Senior Grammar School and Ikotun High School in the Alimosho local government area of Lagos state reportedly clashed.

Lagos schools, police cult groups
Police and the state government are working to find out what really led to the incident. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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According to The Punch, some policemen nearby intervened to restore calm as the groups from the two schools fought, but it worsened the situation as the cult boys reacted angrily to the officers' move.

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The situation, however, degenerated when the officers called for reinforcement and, after that, shot tear gas canisters into the premises of the school to disperse the groups.

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It was gathered that the incident led to a stampede as some of the students sustained varying degrees of injuries.

In an interview with The Punch, a parent who identified herself simply as Bimbo said about ten students were hospitalised.

Another eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that some students were arrested and locked up at the Ikotun police station.

Reacting, the state commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotoso, said an investigation was ongoing to unravel the cause of the incident.

“The commissioner for education has visited the school. Investigation is going on into the matter.”

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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