A clash between two rival cults claimed the lives of two people with one more being abducted in Ijebu Ode area of Ogun State, western Nigeria.
One of the victims was killed at Osimore Street, another was shot and beheaded at Ajegunle Ijada area of the state. It was assumed that the attack was a retribution for the previous attack of Eiye cult group members.
A member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, identified as Razaq, was shot at his residence in Oketun Street, Itantebo, Ogun State. He was immediately rushed to a private hospital wherefrom he was abducted by his attackers who followed him and scared people away by chaotically shooting into the air.
The armed Eiye cult members did not remain aloof, they also traced one of the rival group men to a football field and started fire. However, the man scaled the fence and got out of sight. The skirmish started at the premises of Moslem Primary School 2, Isoku, off Ijagun Road on Sunday morning, June 22. Frightened residents of Ijebu-Ode township are begging for measures to be taken to suppress the cultist groups.
One of the witnesses said, “I think something must be done urgently to salvage us from these small boys who are killing everywhere. They shot someone on Sunday and we rushed him to a hospital. But surprisingly, some boys stormed the hospital and took him away. As I am talking to you now, no one knows the whereabouts of the abducted man.
We have been searching for him since then. We even heard that they came back this morning to look for a boy they shot earlier, but his relatives have taken him out of the town. You need to see how the boy with the help of his family fled the town. He was disguised as a woman before they could take him out of the town.”
When PM News correspondents visited the Ajegunle-Ijada area of Ijebu-Ode on Sunday evening all shops, bars and joints which normally close late during weekend stopped doing business around 7:00 p.m. Also several vehicles of anti-crime military personnel of OP MESA were seen in the town.