The residents of Oworoshoki area in Lagos, are lamenting over the havoc meted on them yesterday following the growing cult war in the region.
It was gathered that the hoodlums shattered the vehicles’ windscreens and looted many shops.
Some residents said that shouts of “Kill them all, kill anyone you see” and sporadic gunshots woke them from sleep, forcing them to flee their homes.
It was gathered that Ayo Odugbesan, Church, Oke Eri, Odo Eran and Aralamo streets, among others, were affected.
The latest attack is coming after a young man was butchered by the cult members in the same last two weeks.
A resident said they saw the cultists around 7pm on Saturday and alerted the police.
“At about 7pm, we saw those boys trooping to our area. Some people fled because some of those boys were arrested recently and sent to jail. How they regained freedom and found their way back is surprising.
“We are not safe in Oworo. These cultists are making life unbearable for us. We need help in this area. The destruction started around 2am.
“No death was recorded. It seems their target was to kill the night guard, but he escaped.
“They shot non-stop, smashing vehicles. They were just destroying things. It was around 5am that people came out and saw the massive destruction. They were moving from street to street, vandalising vehicles,” he added.
A Community Development Association (CDA) executive said they were afraid that the hoodlums could return.
He appealed to security agencies to deploy additional personnel in the area.