Two dead, many injured as cultists clash in Osun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Friday, January 20, 2023

Two dead, many injured as cultists clash in Osun

By Our Correspondent

Two persons were reportedly killed in Osogbo, Osun State capital during a cult clash.

It was gathered that a renown cultist and hemp merchant known as 'Kokoro' renounced cultism, hence, he was abducted by his cult members.

When the news of his abduction, according to finding, spreads into his community around Ita-Olokan, his gang members mobilised to Oke-Baale area where he was taken with a rescuing him.

An eyewitness, Usman Adeola, who lives in the area, said there was no sign that trouble was breeding in the community untill sounds of gunshots were heard and residents scampered for safety.

It was gathered that police operatives quickly intervened with a view to restoring law and order but surprisingly, the cultists exchanged gunshot with the policemen.

Adeola disclosed that two persons were killed and some residents sustain gunshots injuries.

Confirming the incident, Osun Police command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola said the miscreants were shooting indiscriminately and policemen had to intervened to curb the act.

"At the end of the crisis two persons were killed and some others sustained various degrees of injury", she said

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