No fewer than two persons have been reportedly killed while a policeman was shot during a cult clash in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The incident occurred on Wednesday night and spread to the early hours of Thursday in Agbowa and other areas in Sagamu.
A resident of the area said that the sound of gunshots rented the air during the clash between two rival cult groups, forcing the residents to scamper for safety.
A source said that at the end of the clash, two dead bodies were found.
The source said that a young man was shot dead at Agbowa, Makun, behind Sagamu Hall, while another one was killed in another area within the council.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said a policeman was shot by the cultist and has been rushed to hospital where he is responding to treatment.
“It happened last night and spread to the early morning of Thursday. We have arrested about seven suspects. A policeman was injured. But, we have succeeded in arresting seven among them. And we are trailing the others,” he stated.
“The policeman was injured. They shot him and we extracted some pellets of cartridges from his body. He is in a stable condition. He is still on admission.”
However, one Ogundipe Kazeem Olalekan, in a Facebook post on Thursday evening, said three persons were killed in the cult clash.