Five killed, many others injured, houses razed in OPC, cultists clash


The country said yesterday the two persons died in a struggle between suspected cultists and members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) in the Owo, Owo local government area.

Other sources said five persons had been killed, and several wounded in the confrontation, which occurred at Idasen and Ijebu region of Owo.

Some residents were hit by stray bullets, it was stated.

Witnesses said company actions were paralysed in the area.

It was gathered the OPC, in its commitment to stamp out cultism, had killed two suspected cultists and burnt their homes.

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The cult group of those two victims attacked OPC to avenge their members’ death.

Many members of OPC for example their chief reportedly fled to the bush after the conflict.

Chairman of the local government Olabade Adegbegi cautioned troublemakers to avoid the area.

Police spokesman Tee-Leo Ikoro, who supported the incident, said two persons were killed and many others injured.

He said security operatives have taken full charge of the region.

The traditional ruler of Owo, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye, the Olowo of Owo, last year threatened to curse people who refused to nullify cultism in his domain.


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