The Ogun State Police Command, on Tuesday intensified efforts against cultists in Ijebu Ode, who have been on a killing spree, with the arrest of several suspects from different parts of the town.
Unconfirmed reports claimed that no fewer than 10 members of both Eiye and Black Axe Confraternities, who had been engaged in a supremacy battle have lost their lives. Some of those killed had parts of their bodies hacked off and taken away as trophies by the killers.
But in an operation, which began on Sunday and might have been led by the Divisional Police Officer of Igbeba, CSP Musiliu Duga, a source told Uhuru Times that many suspects are now in the custody of the law enforcement agency following quality intelligence, which led the police to the cultists’ hideouts at Adefisan, Imoru and Iwesi (off Ibadan Garage) among others.
The source said, “We got quality intelligence from the people and that is why we were able to stop these killings by arresting many of those involved. Without the information provided by the public, there is no way we would have gone this far. It is our prayer that this kind of cooperation between the police and the public will continue because we are not God, Who knows everything.”