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2 killed as cultists clash in Osun

Two suspected cultists were reportedly shot dead during a rival cult clash in Ilesa, Osun state.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that security operatives have been deployed to the area to avoid any act of retaliation and breakdown of law and order in the area.

Confirming the development, the State Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola said the two victims were identified as Machine and S. Kay.

According to her, it was gathered that the two were found dead after an exchange of gunshots in Imo area of the town on Sunday evening.

A source in the area known as Olawale Ismail disclosed that one of the victims was killed in front of a bear palour while the other was found dead at Imo junction close to the bar.

Opalola while confirming the incident said the cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained but said security has been deployed to avoid escalation.

“Security personnel have been deployed to the area to avoid any act of retaliation as well as a breakdown of law and order in the area”, she added.

In a related development, the Lagos state police command has arrested five suspects for conspiracy and robbery.

One of the suspects, Bamishe Omotayo was arrested On September 9, 2023, by operatives of the Command after receipt of a distress call on the stealing of a Volvo car from where parked at Eredo axis of Epe, Lagos State.

The police officers went in pursuit of the criminals. The vehicle was recovered along Ibadan expressway when the arrested suspect and his cohorts (who fled upon sighting the police) stopped to fuel the vehicle.

Two other robbery suspects, Saheeed Jeleel aged 34 and Kazeem Jimoh aged 34 were arrested On September 5, 2023, at about 9:41 PM.

Nigeria crime.com learned that operatives of the Command patrol stumbled on an ongoing armed robbery at a pharmacy within Ojokoro area.

Two locally made pistols with two live cartridges, one expended cartridge, two wrist-watches, five phones, and the sum of Four Hundred and Eighty-Two Thousand Naira (items robbed from other people before they got to the pharmacy) were recovered from the suspects, while a third suspect escaped with their operational motorcycle. Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspect.

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