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Pandemonium in Sagamu as cult clash kills 10 persons



By Anita Godfrey

About 10 young youths have been reportedly killed in Sagamu area of Ogun State as cult groups allegedly clashed.

An eyewitness who spoke with newsmen under anonymity asserted they could no longer sleep with their two eyes closed in Sagamu town.

It was learnt that there were heavy gunshots across the city, creating tension among residents, who feared being hit by stray bullets on Monday night.

It was also learnt that one person was reportedly shot dead on Monday cult clash in the area.

The statement reads, “One thing that surprised me most is that most of them are childhood friends, schoolmates, friends and brothers. But suddenly, in the name of cultism, they turned into enemies. Sagamu was a great town before cultism arrived. I remember we used to go from one carnival to another every Sagamu Day celebration and even during December time. Unfortunately, there is nothing like that again. May Almighty God put his fear into their hearts so as to have a rethink before it is too late. Say no to killings, say no to cultism. Let’s embrace. Let’s embrace love and peace,” a resident of Sagamu, Shittu Jamiu, said on Monday.

However, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had on Tuesday visited the area to assess the situation and bring the situation under control.

Contacted, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, added he could not confirm the number of those that died in the lingering cult clashes.