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Although, this threat has becomes an annually rituals that residents have to live by, with police and residents of Lagos, Ogun and their adjacent States always put on the alert and state of panicking respectively as notorious cult groups mark their strange calendar year 7/7 signifying seventh day of July.


Located close to the Lagoon and sharing boundary with Ogun state, this area has been a hotbed of violence in recent times. From kidnapping to riots to communal clashes, Ikorodu is the Lagos epicentre for cult activities. In June, suspected militants invaded Ilara in Ogijo, a community in the area, causing mayhem.

Anibaba and Itu Nla are notorious for fatal cult clashes and sometimes innocent residents are caught in the crossfire. The Igbo Olomu and Isawo areas are always invaded by militants who creep in to abduct people and demand ransom for their release.

In early this year, cultist storms the area on two motorcycles and started shooting into the air to scare the citizens of the community. They attacked and killed a tailor and then proceeded to stone him.


Streets in Mushin are always on red alert. This area is one of the most notorious crime areas in Lagos. The hoodlums in Mushin are hash as they attack at will. Cult groups are always at war with each other, especially at Ojelade and Oju Irin areas of Mushin.

Fighting happens all the time. One just has to constantly be at alert and pray you are not out when the cultists decide to unleash mayhem.

Mile 12

This is a notorious spot for criminal activities. After a hard day’s work motorists plying that route have to cope with the perpetual fear of daily traffic robbery. Most people have been disposed of their valuables. The area is a breeding ground for pick – pockets and muggers who rule at night with guns and knives. There are numerous eyewitness accounts of unsuspecting motorists in traffic being robbed right inside their car.


Located in the heart of Lagos Mainland, precisely Somolu local government area, Bariga is one of Lagos most notorious areas for cult clashes and gangland skirmishes. Rape, kidnapping and violent cult clashes are the order of the day in the area.

Ilaje is the biggest hideouts for strong men who perpetrate all forms of atrocity. Idi-aba is popular for unannounced sporadic gunshots and a weed joint for the big boys. Unless you are interested in joining them, just mind your business when you’re passing through this area. In January, a 65-year-old woman identified as Adejoke Adefuye was burnt to death when cultists struck, setting her residence on fire. The incident was a reprisal attack from one of the cult groups after a fight.

At night, hoodlums often lurk around to waylay unsuspecting women who may end being raped.

Ijora/Mosafejo- Amukoko, Orile-Agege

These areas are not lagging behind among Lagos’ expanding territories of crime and violence. Last year, cultists stormed the Orile-Agege general hospital to interrupt the treatment of an injured member of a rival gang. Residents are said to be living in fear as they watch teenagers who are usually high on drugs commit crimes without any scruple.

Mosafejo, Amukoko, Ijora-Badiya, Alaba -Suuru in Orile are worst hit by splinters of rival group members who unleash mayhem on others while residents are shot from stray bullets.

Oshodi and environs

Even with the transformation undergone, it is still a common place for street urchins fondly called ‘Area Boys’ and pick-pockets. This area is very dangerous mostly early in the morning and at night. Some times ago rival groups struck over the collection of levies in the area. Oshodi area is notorious for all sorts of crime and one has to be on guard so as not to fall victim.


The area is known for cultism and other related acts of violence. Shibiri, a densely populated area, is said to be a den and recruiting camp for criminals


Obadore in Igando is said to have become a battleground where cult groups fight for supremacy. Some have referred to the area as the abode of wicked and evil men.


A highly populated district in Lagos, Ajegunle reputed as Nigeria’s ‘ghetto paradise’ where criminals excel alongside good people. Despite the harsh living conditions in the area, AJ city as its popularly called has produced some Nigeria’s greatest musicians.

The area is safe haven for criminals. Asides the crime perpetrated in the area, there really has not been any widely reported case of widespread violence

Mile 2 Bridge, 3rd Mainland Bridge, Oshodi-Oke Bridge, Long Bridge along Ibadan Express way

Just pray your vehicle does not break down on any of the bridges at night or even any time of the day because it won’t be a pleasant experience. Third mainland is notorious for criminal activities late in the night.

One can easily be rob off of any valuable even while driving at Oshodi-Oke or at Long bridge along Lagos-Ibadan express road.

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This time the Police command in Ogun state on Sunday  raised  the alarm that it had   uncovered plans by members of a notorious cult to launch a statewide campaign of terror and violence on Tuesday.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this in a statement  on Sunday.

Oyeyemi said members of the cult intended to use Tuesday to mark their strange Calendar Day- christened 7/7, where new members would be initiated into the fold.

He added that the cult also planned to round off the ceremony with violent confrontation with its rival in a manner that could lead to loss of lives and wanton destruction of property.

Oyeyemi said, “In view of this, the command wishes to warn those having such devilish plan to have a rethink and retrace their steps as such move will be met with serious resistance from security agencies.”

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