At least 20 young men have been killed in a violent clash between rival cult groups in Sagamu, the headquarters of Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.
It was gathered that the suspected cultists, said to be members of the Eiye and Aiye confraternities, resumed their supremacy battle on Saturday, September 16, 2023, and since then over 20 persons including secondary school students and innocent bystanders have been killed.
Graphic videos and photos shared on social media show some of the victims of the attacks lying in the pool of their blood, with one whose hands were cut off by their assailants.
Areas in Sagamu that have become hotbeds for this violent clash include Sabo, Makun, GRA, Ijagba, and Ajaka, where residents have been living in fear as the violence escalates.
An SS3 student met a tragic end at a local barbershop in the Sabo area while one Sunny Pa, an alleged 50-year-old gospel musician, lost his life in the crossfire.
Another victim, Elemere, a popular drummer associated with a well-known local Fuji musician in Sagamu, was brutally murdered at a local bar along with two other women on Sunday.