Two cult groups clashed in Ijebu Ode, Ijebu Ode local government area of Ogun State on Monday and three persons have been confirmed dead.
The clash, it was gathered, occurred over the largesse of a senatorial candidate in the area.
PM News reports that during one of the campaign tour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Ogun East, Prince Buruj Kashamu, he gave out some large chunk of money to the boys leading to a brouhaha in the town.
According to an eyewitness at the scene
“When Kashamu came to Ijebu Ode for his campaign, he gave them some money and while sharing the money, it was alleged that the Eiye group who claimed to be the mastermind of the money and they must get the large sum while the Aiye group opposed the idea.
“The money was later shared but it ended in a threat war. Sometimes last week, at a naming ceremony of one of them at Adefisan area of Ijebu ode, the Aiye group killed one boy identified as Abass and last night also another Eiye member known as Sunday was killed at Oju ega area, near the Olabisi Onabanjo market, Ita Osu in Ijebu ode.
“Now they have started counting again and if care is not taken, the matter may be worst than what has been happening in the past because we are now in the election period and you would agree with me that most of these boys are thugs of some of these politicians. I want to call on the governor and other security agencies to hurriedly do something about the matter”