Calm seems to have returned to Mushin area of Lagos State after the arrest of a notorious gunman, Adigun Muda, alleged to be a leader of Black Axe cult. Muda is presently being held at the Homicide Department of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba.
However, our correspondent, who visited the volatile area on Thursday, observed that residents shared mixed feelings.
While some believe the respite is momentary as the crisis will never end until the police arrest those sponsoring the cult war, others say Muda’s arrest is a credit to the fight against cultism and believe that they can now sleep with two eyes closed.
Victims, who relived their experiences in the hands of the suspect, who is alleged to have killed at least 10 people, described him as a stone-cold killer, whose modus operandi was to drive by a neighbourhood in an unregistered Toyota Camry vehicle and open fire, killing those he could and injuring others.
The suspect and his gang are alleged to usually attack their rivals at parties or social gatherings, especially at night or early in the morning.