Cultists Kill A Native Doctor & 3 Others, Shoot 2-Year-Old In Lagos (Photo)


There was pandemonium on 24
Road, in the Igbogbo, Ikorodu
area of Lagos State, after
suspected cult members shot
dead four persons.
It was learnt that the six-man gang arrived in the community
on Friday around 8pm on two
PUNCH Metro learnt that a 63-
year-old native doctor, identified
as Rasheed Yusuf, aka Low Banger, who was walking along
the road, was the first to be
The attackers were said to have
also shot at Rasheed’s wife,
Falilat, and a two-year-old girl, Kehinde.
The duo, however, survived the
The cultists further reportedly
waylaid and shot dead two men,
identified as Yusuf Cisco and Lukman Apetu, who were
returning from work on a
A yet-to-be-identified resident
was also reportedly killed during
the shooting spree which left many residents injured.
Policemen from the Ikorodu
division and members of a
vigilance group in the area were
said to have arrived at the area
to remove the corpses after the attackers left.
When PUNCH Metro got to the
area on Saturday, most shops
and houses on Tobalase and
Olubuse streets, as well as
Awotunde Lane, were locked. A crowd of sympathisers was
observed at Rasheed’s house.
Our correspondent learnt that
Cisco, another victim, was buried
on Saturday in accordance with
Islamic rites. A relation, who did not want his
name in print, said the gunmen
were on a reprisal, adding that
they decided to pass their
aggression to residents when
they didn’t meet their targets. He said, “Baba (Rasheed), a well
known native doctor in this area,
was walking to his son’s shop
on Tobalase Street when he
heard the gunshots. He was
about warning his children to lock the doors, when the
gunmen shot him.
“They also shot at his wife and a
little girl. We rushed the woman
and the child to a public hospital
where they are still receiving treatments.
“After leaving that spot, they
shot at three young men
returning from work. Two of
them died that evening, while
the third died in a hospital later. People were injured by the
sporadic shooting. A man, Baba
Ogo, was injured in the
A resident, who gave his name
only as Qudus, said the cultists came in from the Ebute area of
He said, “The cult guys are from
Ikorodu town. They came in
from the Ebute area. We do not
know the gang they belong to. Some Onyabo (vigilance group)
members have been patrolling
this area, but they are arresting
innocent residents.
“When we went to bury one of
the deceased today (Saturday), the gunmen still shot at
someone in the cemetery.”
The Lagos State Police Public
Relations Officer, SP Dolapo
Badmos, confirmed the deaths.
She added that the police had arrested three suspects.
She said, “Three suspects have
been arrested. They will soon be
transferred to the Special Anti-
Robbery Squad, Ikeja. The
command is on the trail of other suspects.”