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Ondo: Cultists, OPC clash claim lives as Police counters number of deaths

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No fewer than six individuals have misplaced their lives in Ondo State following a conflict between suspected cultists and members of the Oodua Folks’s Congress, OPC.

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The conflict occurred in Owo, headquarters of Owo Native Authorities Space of the state.

Through the fracas which crippled actions within the city, two buildings had been set ablaze on the Idasen and Ijebu axis of the city.

Following the sporadic gunshots that rented the air in the course of the mayhem, residents of the neighborhood scampered for security for worry of being caught within the shootout between the cultists and members of the OPC.

Our supply stated the disaster began in the neighborhood following makes an attempt by some cultists to avenge the demise of their members allegedly killed by the OPC group.

The supply added that about six individuals had been killed from each side as weapons and harmful weapons had been freely used.

With rigidity nonetheless pervading the neighborhood the place the disaster occurred, there are indications that cultists had been mobilising of their numbers to assault OPC members of their houses.

When contacted, the Chairman of the native authorities, Mr Olabade Adegbegi stated normalcy had returned to the city and warned hassle makers to desist as the federal government would deal decisively with these fomenting disaster.

Nonetheless, the Police Public Relations Officer within the state, Tee-Leo Ikoro who confirmed the incident stated solely two folks had been killed in the course of the fracas.

Whereas disclosing that properties had been destroyed, Ikoro stated males of the Nigerian Police, Military and Civil Protection Corps had been drafted to the city in a bid to return regulation and order.

The police spokesperson added that the Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami had ordered an investigation into the event in addition to the arrest of all these linked to the mayhem.

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