Cult War: Man shot dead in hotel

FILE PHOTO: A cultist killed by a rival group

There was a gun battle on Thursday night between yet to be identified rival cult groups and at the end one person was shot dead in a popular hotel in Lagos State, western Nigeria.

The incident which happened at about 10 pm at a popular hotel located in Akesan area also left several other people injured.

The police from Igando division have recovered the corpse of the unidentified victim and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy report.

P.M.NEWS gathered that a group of young people suspected to be cult members were in the hotel for a meeting when members of a rival cult group invaded the place and shot randomly.

Both the hotel workers and the group that was having meeting there scampered for safety and in the process sustained injuries while one person lost his life.

When our reporter visited Igando Police Station on Friday morning, the DPO was not around to comment on the incident.

However, sources at the station confirmed the incident and said the police have commenced investigation.

At the hotel, one of the workers who refused to identify himself, confirmed the incident and directed our reporter to Igando police station for further information.

When pressed further to ascertain wether it was a robbery attack, he denied it and said the people that came did not steal any thing from the hotel.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, could not be reached as the time of filing this report because his phone was switched off.



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