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Death Toll Rises In Ogun, As Cultists Clashes Spreads to Sagamu

The supremacy battle between rival cultist groups has extended from Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, to Sagamu.

Residents told Rockcity FM that unspecified number of people have been killed in the fighting between members of Aiye and Eiye confraternity, since Sunday night.

Areas where the bloody fighting took place on Sunday night till Monday included Ajegunle, Soyinbo, Ijagba, and Sabo.

Spokesman of the state police command, deputy superintendent Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the attacks in Sagamu, which he said started on Sunday.

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Oyeyemi said police are on top of the incident, and that only one person died in the Sagamu incident.

Meanwhile, the situation was still tense in Panseke, Oluwo, Adigbe, Onikolobo and Onikoko axis of Abeokuta.

Seven lives have been killed in the cult clashes in the state capital in the past one week.

The rival cultists still fired gunshots on Sunday night and Monday at Oluwo and Onikoko axis, creating fresh panic in the area.

Some of the residents in the areas were seen moving out of their homes, while most shops and businesses were still shut down, following the renewed fighting.

Meanwhile, the first batch of suspects arrested in connection with the supremacy battle between rival cultist groups in Abeokuta, have been charged to court in Ogun state.

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Also, several people arrested in Sagamu on Monday, during fighting between members of Aye and Eiye confraternity, had been transferred to the state police command headquarters at Eleweran, Abeokuta.

Commander of the so-safe corps, Soji Ganzallo, who made this known to a Rockcity FM correspondent, Yemi Eniola, said several weapons  and charms were captured from the arrested cultists in Sagamu.

Ganzallo said a joint security patrol has been intensified to stop the fighting.

Governor Dapo Abiodun had ordered the security agencies to go after the cultists, while police have warned that they will arrest landlords habouring cultists in the state.

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