Armed youth said to be cultists numbering over 50, were at the weekend said to have attacked a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Kazeem Aliyu, at Coker Junction, along the Orile and Aguda area of the state.
The cultists had intercepted his car along the road, attacking him with guns and cutlasses and were in the process of gaining access into the vehicle before security personnel came to his rescue.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmus, said the police had an exchange of gunfire with the cultists and succeeded in killing one and arresting the other.
She revealed, “The command received a distress call that Kazeem Aliyu, a member of the House of Representatives was being attached at Coker Junction, a boundary between Orile and Aguda by come suspected cultists.
“The cultists, numbering about 50, were robbing him with guns, cutlasses and knives when a convoy of policemen from Aguda, Bode Thomas and Surulere responded.
“Backed up with operatives of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, and Operation Mesa (OPMESA) and during the exchange of fire, one of the cultists was brought down and another arrested.
“The corpse has been deposited in the mortuary and the command is still on the trail of the fleeing suspects while investigation is ongoing.”
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