By Abiodun OBA
Deadly cult clashes by rival cult groups have led to the killing of about 20 people between Wednesday and Monday in Sagamu, Ogun State.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has subsequently imposed curfew in Sagamu, the scene of the deadly cult clashes.
According to the governor, “following recent clashes among rival cult groups in Sagamu, we have announced a restriction of movement from 7:00pm to 6:00am.
“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.
“We assure residents of the town of their safety,” the governor said.
Abiodun also directed security agencies in the State to rid Sagamu and its environs of the menace of cultists and cult related activities.
“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 – Police and sister security agencies – have since been on ground to restore normalcy in the troubled town.
“Also, they have been given a matching order to deal ruthlessly and decisively with those disturbing the peace of the town,’ he added.