Many lives were lost on Sunday night in what appeared to be a supremacy battle between rival cult groups in Sagamu, Ogun State,
A social media user @WasiuSobowale on ‘X’ had shared two videos and picture of individuals killed in the supposed cult war.
Another user, @PrinceLahbash also posted a gory picture on his X account of a man that was purportedly killed in the cult war.
In different reactions, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi wrote on his social media ‘X’ handle, “We will discuss this with the CP and take the necessary steps. In sagamu, almost everyone young one is a cultist. Okada riders, artisans, etc. are into cultism, even more than students, and i think the whole town and Remoland in general should take action on it.”
“I think the community should rise up to it. They should have an urgent meeting with the heads of all the quarters in sagamu with the police and vigilante gp to address this matter. Sagamites know and understand what I am saying here. I worked in sagamu for almost 2 years.”
“Sagamu case goes beyond the mere anti cultism sqaud. The elders know how to handle them. The politicians know what to do. I was in their midst in sagamu bet 2006 and 2008. But no single cult clash before i left in 2008. I worked them with the late Akarigbo, oba Michael Sonariwo and others.”
“I think the CP Ogun should look inward and take action on this point you have just raised. I will engage the CP on this. Whoever dealing with cultists and criminals must not compromise. That person must stand firm, and operate against all odds.”
“Yes. Most of those who cause this wahala in sagamu are not even sagamites. At times, they come from Ijebu ode or Ago Iwoye to strike and move. In some cases, they come as far as Edo St. It’s a problem that the whole system must tackle not only the security forces. It requires multi track diplomacy.”
As at press time, an official confirmation has not been made on exact number of casualties and the cause of the cult war.