Police in Ogun state are now targeting cultists’ landlords in Abeokuta, following renewed supremacy battle between Aye confraternity and Eiye cult groups in the state capital.
At Panseke, where a popular area boy named ‘Tommy’ was hacked to death last Thursday, armed policemen are still keeping vigil in the area.
In the past one week, six suspected cultists had been feared killed in the clashes in the city.
The cult clashes in in Panseke, Onikoko, Onikolobo, Oluwo, Oke Ijeun, Ikereku, and Isale Ake, had created panic in the areas
The state police commissioner, Lanre Lankole, according to the spokesman of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had ordered the arrest of landlords harbouring cultists in their homes.
Such landlords, according to the police chief, would be prosecuted along with the suspected cultists, because they are aware of the activities as well as, meetings of cultists in their homes.
Already, police area commanders and tactical teams’ commanders had been placed on red alert and directed to take the battle to the hideouts of cultists in the city.
Oyeyemi said 18 persons had so far been arrested in connection with the cultists’ clashes, warning that police would not rest until all of them are arrested.