"God Have Mercy": Dismay as Cultists Reportedly Kill 3 in Ijoko, Ogun State

"God Have Mercy": Dismay as Cultists Reportedly Kill 3 in Ijoko, Ogun State

  • Alleged members of Aiye and Eiye confraternity groups have lost their lives in cult clashes in Ijoko area of Ogun state
  • One of the slain alleged cultists was said to be a fuel attendant at a filling station in Alaroro, Ijoko community
  • Per a viral image seen by Legit.ng, a suspected cultist's head was displayed at an overhead bridge

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Ijoko, Ogun state - Three persons have been reportedly killed in an ongoing cult clash between suspected members of Aiye and Eiye confraternity groups in Ijoko, Ota area of Ogun state.

As reported by The Punch, the clash started last Friday, May 24, with the killing of a suspected Aiye leader, simply identified as Adisa.

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Cult clash: Youths gruesomely murdered in Ogun state
Ijoko is one of the areas prone to clashes between rival cult groups in Ogun state. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Adisa was reportedly murdered and his hand chopped off by his assailants.

Furthermore, it was gathered that members of the Aiye in a reprisal, shot and killed two members of the Eiye cult group.

It was learnt that one of those killed in a reprisal was brutally killed and his head hung on the Ijoko bridge.

When contacted, Omolola Odutola, spokesperson of the Ogun police command, said she was unaware of the incident.

Ijoko cult clashes: Netizens fume

Reacting to the clashes, several Nigerians on X (formerly Twitter) advised people to shun cultism.

@Ugochukwu_96 wrote:

"Cultism is one very stupid activity I cannot wrap my head around. You were living a free life, then you decided to join a cult group in the name of freedom and protection, only to get killed like a dirty animal... The world is moving fast with technology and we are still battling with cultism in 2024???? God forbid."

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@Blacksodje said:

"I really do not see any sense in becoming a member. RIP."

@Doctorrotextv commented:

"These people don't have parents ni?
"In this economy, with the way things are going.
"I thought everyone is looking for money. God have mercy."

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Legit.ng earlier reported that there was palpable tension in Sagamu, Ogun state, as suspected cultists resumed a supremacy battle.

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Reacting to the incident, the Ogun state police command vowed to carry out a thorough investigation.

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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