Cult war: Ogun gov reads riots act to perpetrators, orders crack down on cultists in Sagamu, environs

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From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has directed security agencies to swing into action and  rid Sagamu and its environs of the menace of cultists and cult-related activities.

The directive came in the wake of renewed clashes among rival cult gangs in the town at the weekend, raising tension and panic among residents of the town.

No fewer than 20 persons were reportedly killed in a renewed supremacy battle between members of Aiye and Eiye confraternity in Sagamu town.

It was gathered that members of the two rival groups have engaged in a killing spree in the last few days.

Daily Sun equally learnt that the town had been under siege as a result of these killings, which according to a source also claimed the lives of five secondary school students.

Governor Abiodun, in a statement by his media aide, Lekan Adeniran, said the police and sister security agencies have been given a matching order to deal ruthlessly and decisively with those disturbing the peace of the town.

The governor regretted the avoidable loss of innocent lives and wanton destruction of properties by the hoodlums.

Reiterating the state government’s zero tolerance to acts of brigandage and lawlessness, Abiodun warned that those responsible for the current crisis will find themselves to blame.

“As a responsible and responsive government, we are very sad with the resurgence of activities of criminal elements under different outlawed groups, raising unnecessary tension in the sleepy town of Sagamu and its environs.

“Let me categorically state that we are more than determined to put an…

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