Following a series of violent cult clashes that have left some persons dead while others were injured in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State, the authorities of the LG have declared a dusk to dawn curfew on commercial motorcycles and tricycles, citing their alleged role in facilitating the escape of the perpetrators involved in the killings.
A source in Ayegbami community of Sagamu LG told PUNCH Metro that the suspected cultists came to attack a rival member who lived in the area whom they did not meet at home which led them to kill six persons in the house.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, had on Monday noted via his X (formerly Twitter) account that cult clashes in Sagamu can only be stopped through a collaborative effort of the elders and political elites in the LG.
“Sagamu case goes beyond the mere anti cultism sqaud. The elders know how to handle them. The politicians know what to do. I was in their midst in Sagamu [bet] 2006 and 2008. But no single cult clash before I left in 2008. I worked then with the late Akarigbo, Oba Michael Sonariwo and others”, he said.
This was made known in a statement made available to the public by the LG Chairman, on Monday and confirmed to our correspondent by the LG Chairman, Jubril Odulate.
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