• Crime - Ondo
  • Updated: May 11, 2023

Three Dead As Rival Cult Groups Clash In Owo Town

Three persons it has been reported lost their lives in a class which occurred in Owo town on Wednesday night.

The deaths occurred as a result of a clash between members of two rival cults.

The clash reportedly occurred at about 9 pm, with its cause yet to be ascertained as of press time.

According to sources, the clash created tension within some parts of the community, with residents hurriedly rushing indoors.

The Commander of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo State, Adetunji Adeleye, who confirmed the clash, said his men had been able to restore calm after they moved to the scene of the crisis.

“About the rival cult clashes that took place in Owo, our men are already out, and we are trying to arrest the culprits, so as to bring the situation under permanent control,” he said.

Meanwhile, the police spokesperson in the state, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, disclosed that the command was informed about the incident.

She, however, said police operatives could not locate the exact area where it happened in the community.

She maintained that the residents could not help the police with information about the incident.

“Our men are currently on patrol within Owo; I spoke with the Area Commander and the DPO; no one in the town is ready to report or even assist with information," she lamented.

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