Ogun: Tension in Sagamu as Cultists Strike Again, Kill One

Ogun: Tension in Sagamu as Cultists Strike Again, Kill One

  • Multiple reprisal attacks by cultists in Nigeria have led to the deaths of gang members and residents
  • States such as Ogun, Edo, Delta, Ondo, Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Anambra have witnessed horrible incidences
  • Cult-related attacks spiralled in Ogun state in September, and although security operatives and the government went tough on the cultists, another attack reportedly occurred on Friday, November 10

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9-year-experience covering current affairs in Nigeria

Sagamu, Ogun state - There is palpable tension in Sagamu, Ogun state, as suspected cultists have reportedly resumed a supremacy battle.

This comes a month after many youths were mindlessly murdered in the town.

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Again, one killed in Sagamu cult clash. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Sagamu cult clash: Police react

One person was reportedly killed in a new suspected cult clash on Friday, November 10.

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Reacting to the incident, the Ogun state police command vowed to do a thorough investigation, The Nation reported.

Speaking through its spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, on Saturday, November 11, the police said:

“A group of unidentified gunmen on motorcycles shot and killed a young man whose identity is currently unknown.
“Upon receiving the information, the DPO of the area immediately proceeded towards the location of the gunshots.
"Upon arrival, they discovered the deceased lying in a pool of blood. The examination of the body revealed bullet wounds on the neck, stomach, and hand. Additionally, three expended cartridges were found at the scene.”

It is understood that the body of the slain person has been deposited at a nearby morgue.

Daily Trust said that residents of the town disclosed that they “heard gunshots in the early hours of Saturday.”

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Cult clash: DSS arrests Ogun assembly lawmaker

In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that operatives of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) arrested a member of the Ogun state house of assembly representing Sagamu Constituency I, Damilare Mohammed.

Six other people were also arrested alongside the lawmaker as a result of the cult clashes in Sagamu town.

Ogun: Death penalty for cultists

Legit.ng also reported that Festus Ogun, a lawyer, said the Ogun state government's plan to enact a law pronouncing death penalty on cultists is "a right step in the right direction".

The lawyer commended Abiodun's plan to enact a law pronouncing death penalty on cultists. He, however, said "the lack of commitment and political will to enforce the law without any fear or favour" remains a challenge.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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