Two killed, policeman shot, others arrested in Ogun cult clash


By Sodiq Adelakun

Two persons have been reportedly killed while a policeman was shot during a cult clash in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The cult clash started on Wednesday night and spread to the early morning of Thursday in Agbowa and other areas in Sagamu.

Meanwhile, a resident of the area who spoke to joaurnalists said that the sound of gunshots rented the air during the clash between two rival cult groups, forcing the residents to scamper for safety.

A source said that a young man was shot dead at Agbowa, Makun, behind Sagamu Hall, while another one was killed in another area within the council.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident.

He said a policeman was shot by the cultist and has been rushed to hospital where he was responding to treatment.

He said, “It happened last night and spread to the early morning of Thursday. We have arrested about seven suspects.

“A policeman was injured. But, we have succeeded in arresting seven among them. And we are trailing the others.

“The policeman was injured. They shot him and we extracted some pellets of cartridges from his body. He is in a stable condition. He is still on admission.”