By Yusuf Mohammed
Cult groups have renewed their hostility at Ijoko, a suburb of Ogun State, Southwest, Nigeria, leaving five persons dead.
The cause of the fight between Eiye and Aiye confraternity groups is not known yet, but the Ogun State Police Public Relation Officer Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said 13 persons have been arrested in connection with the killings, adding that investigation into the matter is currently ongoing.
“Yes, I am aware of the killings. We have arrested 13 people so far and we are also carrying out investigations,” Oyeyemi said.
In the past, Ijoko area was a battle ground for cultists before the police waded in and the area became calm, but normalcy seem to have evaded the area.
The fight between these two rival cult groups have made many residents flee the area and many shops closed.
All attempts to speak with the Sango Area Commander of the Nigeria Police, ACP Muyideen A. Obe have proved abortive as he did not pick his call nor respond to the text message sent to him.