Ogun cult clashes: Abiodun orders movement restriction in Sagamu

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has ordered a restriction of movement in the Sagamu LGA of the state after violent cult clashes on Sunday.

The governor also directed security agencies in the state to clamp down on the activities of cult members in the area.

At least four persons were reported dead on Sunday after suspected cultists invaded the Ijagba community in the Sagamu LGA.

According to reports, some suspected cultists also killed two persons in another area in Shagamu as a team of police officers led by Shehu Alao, the area commander, were restoring normalcy at the Ijagba community.

Reacting to the incident on Monday, the Ogun governor said he has ordered the police and other security agencies in the state to swiftly restore normalcy and deal “ruthlessly” with those disturbing the peace of the town.

“Following recent clashes among rival cult groups in Sagamu, we have announced a restriction of movement from 7:00 PM. to 6:00 AM,” he wrote on his X page.

“We, therefore, urge residents of the town to abide by the restriction order pending the time the security of the area will improve, as police and other security agencies are on top of the situation to restore normalcy.

“Although security agencies have been working tirelessly at eradicating cultism in the state with the support of our administration, a renewed directive came in the wake of the recent clash among rival cult gangs in Sagamu town during the weekend that incited violence causing tension and panic amongst residents of the town.

“We regret this avoidable situation, loss of innocent lives and wanton destruction of properties by the hoodlums.

“However, it should be noted that security agents – Ogun police and sister security agencies – have since been on the ground to restore normalcy in the troubled town.”