About 10 persons have lost their lives to the cult war in Ogun State, in Sagamu, Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
Shittu Jamiu, a Sagamu resident, said “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 is a great town before cultism arrived.
“I could 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.”
Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has said that Sagamu has been known for cultism. He therefore called on traditional rulers to hold the bull by the horn.
Abiodun made this revelation at the thanksgiving service of the 20th coronation anniversary of Oba Adewale Osiberu, Elepe of Epe, Sagamu, Oba Adewale Osiberu, which took place at St. John’s Anglican Church, Sagamu.
“Today, Sagamu has been notorious for cultism in Sagamu, and the Elepe and the Akarigbo have played a major part in helping us in stemming the tide of cultism. These are some of the things that our monarchs continue to do in assisting us in the building of our future together,” he said.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, on Tuesday paid a visit to the affected area to conduct an assessment on the situation and restore normalcy in the area.
The spokesperson of the police in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he could not ascertain the number of casualties in the clashes.
He revealed that two most wanted cultists had been nabbed by the police.