Cult Killings Force Youths To Shut Down Economic Activities In Ondo
Anger, protests and disruption of commercial activities have taken tolls in response to the clash between two rival cult groups that left two people dead in Ondo town.
The cult clash which occurred on Tuesday evening triggered angry reactions by some youths of the town who furiously trooped into the major roads and shut down commercial activities in the city.
A sunshine Express driver who spoke to Bounce News narrated how he was forced to make a U-turn while on his way to Akure from Lagos.
"I was coming from Lagos and on getting to Ondo town, I was told there was a protest and if I tried to dare those guys, they may vandalise my vehicle and harass me and my passengers. I had to make a U-turn to Ore and take an alternative route which is longer and more hectic."
Several business owners who condemned the killings, said they had to abandon their businesses and run for their lives during the melee.
Trouble started when a yet to be identified member of 'Eye' confraternity was killed in an attack launched by 'Aiye' group on Monday (January 21st) evening.
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The reprisal which was staged on Tuesday by the offensive group reportedly claimed the life of it's leader, Isiaka Olaleye who led his members to the battlefield.
Having realized the mission was becoming unsuccessful with sporadic gunshots being fired from 'Eye' camp, the attacking group was said to have attempted to retreat but Olalekan was reportedly cornered and clubbed to death when the bullet could not penetrate him.
Commenting on the incident, the state Police Command spokesman, Femi Joseph confirmed the killings and protest, and also noted that investigation has commenced into the matter while police officers have been mobilised to the volatile area.
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