35-year-old pregnant woman, Risikat Saliman, was shot dead during a bloody clash between suspected cult groups at Aleke community in Ikorodu, Lagos State.


It was gathered that dozens of suspected cultists invaded Aleke community market around 8 p.m. and started shooting indiscriminately, which led to  the  death of the woman on Thursday.

The Baale of Aleke, Chief Adeniyi Okemati, said the hoodlums had gunned down the mother of two before the arrival of policemen from Imota Division.

“I don’t know why they are terrorising our people. We want Lagos State Government to intervene so that we can collectively curb the menace to enable my people to sleep with their two eyes closed,” the Baale said.

The brother of the deceased, Mr Babatunde Saliman, told NAN that the hoodlums arrived at the market around 8 p.m.

He said, “I met her at the market lying in a pool of blood; some of her friends who came to the scene confirmed that she was pregnant.

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