Cult clashes claim 20 lives in Sagamu Police arrest 7 suspects, recover firearms


No fewer than 20 persons have been killed in a renewed supremacy battle between the Aiye and Eiye confraternity members in the cosmopolitan town of Sagamu, Ogun State.

Members of the two rival groups have been killing themselves in the last few days. The town had been under siege due to these killings, claiming the lives of five secondary school students.

Our correspondent learnt that the rival cult members acted under the cover of the night to perpetrate the evil acts.

One of the victims, identified as Azeez aka Anene, a member of the Aiye group, was shot dead in a building along Bello Street, Sabo, Sagamu, while another one was shot in the head in the Ajaka area of the town.

According to reports, the life of an SS3 student was cut short at a local barber’s shop in Sabo area of the town.

While a gospel artist, identified as Sunny Pa, a popular drummer, Elemere, was a victim of the ongoing hostilities.

This development has brought palpable fears in the hearts of residents of the town.

On Monday, a source informed that about 15 people were killed over the weekend.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on his X (formerly Twitter) handle, said arresting the situation of cult clashes in Sagamu must be wholistic.

He said, ” Most of these people causing wahala in Sagamu are not Sagamites. At times, they come from Ijebu-Ode or Ago-Iwoye to strike and more.