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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

6 persons killed in deadly cult clash in Ogun state (graphic photo)

At least six people are feared dead in a bloody fight between two rival cults late Sunday and on Monday morning in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun state.

No fewer than six people were feared dead after two cult groups got into a bloody fight in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.

Among the victims are a bricklayer and a family of three, who were caught up in a crossfire. The four persons were allegedly shot dead during the clash.

The fight, started around 5:30pm on Sunday at Oke Sopen Road before it spilled over to Oke Agbo and Ojowo areas with gunshots fired intermittently.

Two additional victims got killed in a pre-dawn reprisal on Monday.
The incident was also confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

“As soon as we got wind of the situation, special forces were dispatched to the location to restore calm and as we speak, the security personnel are on alert to prevent a recurrence.

“We will ensure that the perpetrators are all brought to book. We want to also assure residents that they need not be afraid. We are on top of the situation,” he said.

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