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Police announce 8 fatalities and 9 arrests in cult skirmishes in Sagamu.



The police claim that a land deal that happened in Sagamu was the root cause of the confrontations.

Nine accused cultists have been detained, according to the Ogun Police Command, after eight people were killed over the weekend in Sagamu during a confrontation between rival cult groups.

The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, stated at a news conference on Monday in Abeokuta that a land transaction that had taken place in the town was the root cause of the disturbances.

“A land was sold, and the landowner paid a cult organisation some kind of commission or settlement.

“When a rival cult group learned about the payment, they started targeting members of the other organisation to claim a cut of the commission.

According to Alamutu, the scenario deteriorated into a “attack and counterattack situation” that lasted from Wednesday to Sunday and resulted in the deaths of 8 people.

The police chief announced the arrest of several of the leaders of competing cult organisations.

Nine individuals, according to him, had been detained and had evidence of their involvement in the crimes.

He continued by saying that the suspects had turned over two firearms and a number of cartridges that had recent firing residue on them.

The Police chief stated that the killings are still under investigation.

As officials fight to reestablish order in the unrest-plagued town, the Chairman of the Local Government Area, Jubril Odulate, has restricted the usage of motorbikes in the area between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. every day.

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