2 Killed, 6 Arrested As Police, Cultist Clash In Ogun

Two individuals were killed in a firefight between police and suspected cultists in Abeokuta, the state capital, yesterday.

In a rekindled rival cult conflict, Matasaka, a cult ruler, was killed down in the state capital on Sunday night. On Monday night, two people were killed in retaliation for his death in different districts of the state capital.

A competing cult group fired killed the victims, who were alleged to be members of a cult, in front of a prominent petrol station in Ijaiye, the state capital.

In the last two months, at least 20 individuals have been slain in cult fights around the state, according to reports.

But the clash took a new turn on Tuesday when the cultists engaged the police in a gun battle.

The incident paralysed commercial activities in the area as residents and motorists abandoned their vehicles and scampered.

It was gathered that the policemen, who had stormed the area to bring the situation under control, were attacked by the hoodlums which led to the shootout.

The state’s police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, confirmed the clash and hinted that six members of the dreaded rival cult groups, Eiye and Aiye, had been arrested.

According to him, the suspects arrested are: Kazeem Ogundairo a.k.a NEPA, Nasiru Idris a.k.a Aloma, Ayo Joshua a.k.a Terry G, Damilare Shogbamu a.k.a Dhray, Bisiriyu Ibrahim Owoyele and Labulo Jamiu a.k.a J Boy.

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