BREAKING; Death toll now fifteen [15] as cult war continues

BREAKING; Death toll now fifteen [15] as cult war continues

Death toll in the raging supremacy battle between rival cult groups in Ogun State, has risen to 15.

Our correspondent reports that the clashes have also to spread from Abeokuta, the State capital, to Sagamu, where no fewer than eight persons were reportedly killed on Monday.

About seven persons were killed in Abeokuta in the past one week as members of Eiye and Aiye confraternities engaged in a supremacy battle.

The clash between the rival cult group got to its peak following the gruesome murder of an area boy popularly known as Tommy in Oluwo, Abeokuta.

Since the death of Tommy, residents of Abeokuta have been leaving under fear of possible escalation of the crisis.

As of Sunday night, locals in Panseke, Onikolobo, Oluwo, Adigbe fled for dear lives as gunshots rend the air.

Though the police said 18 persons had been arrested, calm seems not to have been restored as the crisis has now escalated to Sagamu, Remo axis of Ogun.

A source told Newsmen that one Akeem, an electrician, was killed at Ajegunle area of Sagamu around 7am.

“Akeem did not die immediately, but when they were rushing him to hospital, another bike hit them and he fell from the bike. That was how he died eventually,” the source, who pleaded anonymity said.

It was also gathered that some of the victims were murdered in places like Soyindo, Ijagba, Ajegunle and Sabo; all in Sagamu.

“There’s this pain of praying for the same thing for years and not getting response because we’re channeling our energy in the wrong direction. We want peace in the State, bring an End to this lingering cult clash, it affects everybody. Every street in Sagamu is literally empty,” Awoyemi Michael stated.

At the moment, residents of Sagamu amid panicking have called on the police to put the situation under control.

When contacted, the Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, promised to find out and revert.

Oyeyemi had earlier threatened that the police would deal with all cultists in the state.

He said the command would also arrest and prosecute landlords harbouring cultists in Ogun, even as he charged parents to warn their children.

Governor Dapo Abiodun has also assured residents of the State that he would not allow some hoodlums to truncate the peace in Ogun.

Abiodun assured that state would be peaceful for residents and investors alike.

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