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Residents Groan In Abeokuta, Sagamu Over Cult Clashes

Residents and business operators in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital and Sagamu have expressed concern over the effects of cult clashes in the areas.

In the past one week, about 15 persons had died in the bloody cult clashes, which compelled Governor Dapo Abiodun to order heads of security agencies in the state to relocate to Sagamu.

Residents in the affected areas told Rockcity FM correspondent, Tobi Ojeleye that the clashes had raised the level of insecurity, while business operators complained of low patronage.

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A business woman in Sagamu who operates a car wash and retails drinks said there were no patronage of her businesses since Monday, when the clashes escalated in the town.

The woman who preferred to remain anonymous, said only a few people are on the road, while traders are still afraid of displaying goods outside their shops.

According to her, people have resulted in closing their businesses between 5:30 and 6pm.

A resident of Panseke in Abeokuta also complained that the situation is still tense in the area since the weekend clashes.

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According to him, taxi cabs who pick passengers from Panseke to Obada now close by 7 pm, thereby leaving several commuters stranded.

Meanwhile, national secretary, committee for the defense of human right, Comrade Yinka Folarin, had said there was an urgent need for major stakeholders in the state to condemn the threat posed to security by the activities of cultists.

According to him, such stakeholders include the traditional rulers, community leaders, religious leaders and the state government.

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