Deadly cults clash leaves five people dead in Ogun

CP Lanre Bankole

Lanre Bankole, Ogun State Commissioner of Police

By Yusuf Muhammed

Cult groups have renewed their hostility at Ijoko, a suburb of Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria leaving five people dead.

The cause of the fight between Eiye and Aiye confraternity cult groups is not known but the Ogun State Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said 13 people have been arrested in connection with the killings,

He added that investigation into the matter was currently ongoing.

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“Yes, I am aware of the killings, we have arrested 13 people so far and we are also carrying out investigations,” he told PM NEWS.

In the past the Ijoko area was a battle ground for cultists before the police waded in and the area became calm.

The resurgence of cultism in the area is a cause for worry. The fight between these two rival cult groups have forced many residents to flee the area and many shops closed.

Attempt to speak with the Sango Area Commander of the Nigeria Police, ACP Muyideen A. Obe has proved abortive as he did not pick his call or reply to the text message sent to him.

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