By Samuel Faleye, Akure

 Two persons reportedly  lost their lives in Ondo,headquarters of Ondo west local government area of the state,  following a bloody clash involving two rival cult groups in the ancient town.

Two die, as cultists clash in Ondo

By Samuel Faleye, Akure

 Two persons reportedly  lost their lives in Ondo,headquarters of Ondo west local government area of the state,  following a bloody clash involving two rival cult groups in the ancient town.

 

 Sources said the incidents which happened on Monday and Tuesday  occurred at two different locations in Okesida and Odojomu areas, during which people living in the affected areas sought for safety.

 Eye witness said before the incident occurred one of the deceased popularly called Segun Garbar, had came to the area at about 9 pm  and went to a relaxation joint also located in the vicinity.

But not long after he entered,it was learnt that three persons who came on a motorbike were sighted  close to the relaxation joint. 

Unknown to late Garba, the three men were said to have accosted him and shot him and also inflicted injuries on him with dangerous weapons.

 It was learnt that as a result of this development,there was pandemonium as people quickly deserted the area.

Economic activities were also paralysed as shop owners hurriedly locked their stalls for safety.

 Consequently,policemen from Enuowa divisional police station arrived the spot and rushed the victim to the nearby hospital, before he was later confirmed dead by doctors.

 When our correspondent visited the scene of the incident, the deceased was found in his own blood.

Similarly, a pair of shoes said to be owned by the victim was at the spot while blood stain  littered the whole area.

The circumstances surrounding the death of Garbar wass yet to be ascertained

However there were speculations that his death might have been as a result of reprisal attack from the last saturday incident in which one Korede Awosika was also murdered by unknown cultists said to have a link with the late Garbar.

As at press time,some people have been arrested including a lady said to be girlfriend of the late Korede, who was earlier murdered in the town.

The Divisional Police Officer(DPO) in charge of Enuowa Divisional,Kunle Omisakin, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) confirmed the report and said some  people had been invited over the matter

He added that they would be taken to Ondo State Police Command in Akure for further investigations.

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