Rival cult groups clash has led to the death of three persons in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. One person was killed Friday night while the other two were killed early Saturday morning.
Investigations revealed that the killings were between Aiye (Black Axe) and Eiye (Bird) cult groups, clashes that in recent times, had resulted in the death of over 18 people.
The Eiye cult group, according to PM News last night stormed Ita Alapo area of Ijebu ode, killing a boy identified as Tolu Adam, who was said to have been killed right in front of his parents’ house. According to reports, he was having dinner with his father when some gunmen arrived on a bike and shot him.
In a reprisal attack this morning, the Aiye group, where the deceased was suspected to have belonged to, killed two persons.
One was killed inside Moslem Primary School 1, Isoku, along Ondo Road, while the other one was killed in front of the State mortuary along Omo Owo Road.
The lad killed at the Moslem Primary School was playing football and was identified as Murphy. The other boy killed had gone to the mortuary to confirm Murphy’s death when he was also fatally attacked.
The police soon stepped in, barricading the whole area after arriving in two Hilux vans. Another two Hilux vans of the Nigerian army, popularly called, OP MESA also joined in the operation.
The two corpses were later taken inside the mortuary while the military personnel ordered the mortuary attendants to lock up the gate and move away as they dispersed the crowd in the area.