There was pandemonium on 24 Road, in the Igbogbo, Ikorodu area of Lagos State, after suspected cult members shot dead four persons.
It was learnt that the six-man gang arrived in the community on Friday around 8pm on two motorcycles.
A 63-year-old native doctor, identified as Rasheed Yusuf, aka Low Banger, who was walking along the road, was the first to be killed.
The attackers were said to have also shot at Rasheed’s wife, Falilat, and a two-year-old girl, Kehinde.
The duo, however, survived the attack.
The cultists further reportedly waylaid and shot dead two men, identified as Yusuf Cisco and Lukman Apetu, who were returning from work on a motorcycle.
A yet-to-be-identified resident was also reportedly killed during the shooting spree which left many residents injured.
Policemen from the Ikorodu division and members of a vigilance group in the area were said to have arrived at the area to remove the corpses after the attackers left.
When PUNCH Metro got to the area on Saturday, most shops and houses on Tobalase and Olubuse streets, as well as Awotunde Lane, were locked.
A crowd of sympathisers was observed at Rasheed’s house.
Our correspondent learnt that Cisco, another victim, was buried on Saturday in accordance with Islamic rites.
A relation, who did not want his name in print, said the gunmen were on a reprisal, adding that they decided to pass their aggression to residents when they didn’t meet their targets.