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Suspected Cultists Kill 11 in Ogun Communities During “7/7” Anniversary



Scenes of Ogun Cultist Attack11 persons were reportedly killed by suspected cultists on Thursday in Igode and Fakale communities in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

According to PUNCH, the attackers were said to be members of the Aye confraternity celebrating their anniversary on Thursday. The report said that the attackers, numbering 25 came from Emuren with cutlasses and guns.

The attackers, who wore masks targeted members of the Eiye confraternity.

They shot dead three welders at a junction bordering Emuren and Igode before proceeding to the Fakale community, where they opened fire on a crowd watching a football match in a viewing centre, killing seven persons.

According to the coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) in the community, Wole Oladunjo:

The fight was between Eiye and Aye confraternities. The Aye members are based in Emuren. The OPC had nothing to do with the fight. But surprisingly, they (Aye members) came here on Wednesday and started shooting sporadically. They killed seven persons in a viewing centre.

The policemen, who came that evening, were blaring their sirens from afar and this gave those boys the chance to escape.

One of the deceased was our member. The others killed were not Eiye members. They were hard working youths. Four persons are still in the hospital receiving treatment. The police picked four corpses and three of them have been buried.

The Secretary of the OPC in the community, Idris Lawal, vowed that his members would avenge the killings, adding that the victims were innocent residents. Another OPC member said that the killers wrote “7/7” on the heads of their victims and on a refrigerator they destroyed in a shop.

The Baale of Fakale, Ganiyu Bisiriyu called on the government to ensure protection of lives and properties in the area.

“Those cultists were chased away from Lagos State and they came to settle in communities around here. The persons they killed were not their rival cultists. One of the deceased helped me to work on my farm a few days ago,” he said.

Speaking on the incident, the Igode community head, Rafiu Disu said:

I was in the palace on Wednesday morning when I saw about 25 men on motorcycles armed with guns and cutlasses passing through our community to Fakale. While they were coming back in the evening, they started shooting and chasing people. They chased (a man identified as) Otamali to his apartment. He shut the door, but they broke in. They shot and stabbed him to death.

They also destroyed a car and shattered glass windows. For over 25 years that I have been living in this community, I have never witnessed such. We could not sleep throughout the night. A lot of people have packed out in fear.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the killings, adding that calm has been restored to the area.

“I am aware of the killings in Fakale community. We got information that some suspected Aye cult members were planning to have a party and they bought a goat. A rival group went to kill the goat and they became annoyed. They killed four persons, who were their targets.

The Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo division, and the chairman, Sagamu Local Government Area, with some government officials, have visited the community. The police are on the trail of the suspects,” he added.

Photo Credit: PUNCH



  1. Grace

    July 8, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    This modern day and time, when people are looking for the best in life(good houses,drive the best of cars and live comfortably)some morons with low mentality wan die in the name of confraternity. May they all die miserably,may they never find peace.

    • Libby

      July 8, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      Amen to that! Absolute Morons. May the souls of those who were killed R.I.P.

  2. Apples

    July 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    What is all these nonsense???? The devil is really living in some people sha???? The annoying thing is they would kill innocent people, why can’t the face themselves squarely and kill each other?? Evil lots!

  3. Beard gang

    July 8, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    what do you expect? when most of our political leaders are members of cult groups.
    who arms these groups? they don’t have visas or deal in international trade(even if its black market), so their weapons have to be from people who have access,money and power. so you might want to check the source

    • Special1

      July 8, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      They are armed by politicians during election period, but after election, there is no way you can get the guns back so it becomes their personal property.

  4. Mike

    July 8, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    end time or last days as cited in 2 Tim.3:1

  5. Tosin

    July 8, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    So because one is called Eiye, and one is called Aiye? Can you see that people are mad?

  6. Naijatalk

    July 8, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    And someone suggested going back to the ways of old. Days when things like this were accepted, when heads were hunted for sacrifice. God forbid. Please comfort the families of the bereaved Lord. What a week of tragedy.

  7. mercy

    July 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Am pitting for those bad and evil boy why cant them go am kill there parent at home there just killing innocent people GOD we not forgive them very soon they we die on expected in jesus name in d name of god bcus there av kill innocent soul

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