Two killed as cultists clash in Ondo

05 Jul 2016

Two killed as cultists clash in Ondo

A carnival organised by some youths in Ondo town, Ondo State on Monday turned bloody as two persons reportedly lost their lives while several others were injured.

One of the victims killed was identified as Afusat Ayodeji.

Crisis was said to have broken out
between two rival cult groups‎ at Kogbona street where the event was held.

It was learnt that some of the people injured are currently receiving treatment at various hospitals in the town, while the remains of those killed had been deposited at the Ondo General Hospital morgue.

It was also gathered that the event turned to free for all when a rival cultist group stormed the event in search of one of their opponents.

It was gathered that the hoodlums allegedly shot into the crowd, who had wore branded vests preparing to dance round the town.

At the process, two persons were allegedly hit by stray bullets, while others sustained severe injuries.

It took the intervention of the police before normalcy was returned to the town.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the Enuowa Police Station in Ondo State, Kunle Omisakin confirmed the incident.

He also diclosed that two persons had been arrested in connection to the mayhem.

He, however, added that the case had been transferred to the appropriate section at the police command headquarters in Akure, the state capital for further investigation.


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