Not a few Nigerians were jolted by the news of the murder of a fast rising hip hop artiste, Damola Olaniyan aka Damouche at the gate of the Lagos State University, Ojo on Thursday. Damouche was shot twice in the head, apparently from a high caliber weapon and at close range too.
Though the police have intervened and suspects have been arrested, there are fears that the war might just have started. Street Journal’s findings revealed that the cause of the shooting was a clash between members of the Black Axe and Buccaneers confraternities. Some sources on campus also disclosed that members of the Supreme Eiye Confraternity had issues with the other two groups making it difficult for the uninitiated to “know who is killing who”. In what appeared to be a reprisal attack, another undergraduate of the institution who was simply identified as Kabiru was killed late on Sunday around Abeokuta Street in Okokomaiko, bu suspected members of the Buccaneers Confraternity. Some students were later arrested at a party in Ishashi, Okokomaiko.
Street Journal’s findings revealed that more blood may still flow because the supremacy battle between the cult groups has it has its root in the indoctrination members are given in their various groups. As such the supremacy battle may continue for a while. Findings reveal that one of the tenets in the creed of the Neo Black Movement, otherwise known as Black Axe is “forgiveness is a sin”. In other words, any insult or injustice meted out to the brotherhood or any of its members must be avenged without delay or any option of forgiveness. The Buccaneers on the other hand are known to be firm believers in their “no price, no pay” doctrine. Their simply rule is that whoever comes looking for their trouble must be given trouble in full measure.
A student disclosed to Street Journal that ss it stands now, “the scores currently sand at 1-1 which is not a good way to end a game, everybody is afraid because more attacks will definitely happen and at times, even the innocent can get hurt”.