Residents of Pako/Aguda in the Surulere area on Lagos were on Monday morning forced to remain indoors as cult gangs clashed for hours.
Witnesses said gunshots were heard all across the area for a long period of time while the violence continued.
Spokesperson for the police in Lagos, Bala Elkana, said he was still awaiting more details but that cult gangs were likely behind the shooting.
“The operation is ongoing. We have Police officers there to take care of the situation and tell us what actually happened,” he said.