A pregnant woman and a student of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic were reportedly killed when youths suspected to be secret cult members unleashed an attack on the Onikolobo area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Reports say the suspected cult members conducted a house-to-house search looking for their target unleashing terror on residents of the area in the process. Dangerous weapons such as guns, cutlasses and broken bottles among others were said to have been used in the attack.
The pregnant victim was said to have been a passer-by.
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It was further gathered that members of a particular secret cult had been involved in a brawl with members of the outlawed Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, a few days before the recent attack.
They allegedly made use of dangerous weapons, which include guns, cutlasses and broken bottles, among others.
It took the intervention of officials of the Vigilante Services of Ogun State, VSO, before the rampaging cultists were dispersed.
When our correspondent visited the scene, armed policemen from the Adigbe Divisional Headquarters were maintaining order in the area.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said policemen from Adigbe divisional headquarters raided the suspected hideout of the cultists where seven of the suspects were apprehended while smoking Indian hemp.
Adejobi, who said the arrested suspects were already in police custody at Adigbe divisional police station, noted that the raid carried out was one of the routine raids in the command and that the place where the seven suspects were arrested was one of the hot spots of criminals in the state.
He added that those arrested would be thoroughly interrogated to determine their culpability in the case, adding that the innocent ones would be freed afterward, while those found culpable would be charged to court accordingly.
Also, the Public Relations Officer of the VSO, Soji Gansalo, confirmed the incident but stressed that only one person was confirmed dead already.