Vigilante, two others shot dead by suspected cultists in Ondo


Tragedy struck in Ondo State on Friday following the killing of a vigilante officer and two others during a cult-related clash.

The deceased persons were said to have been killed by gunmen suspected to be cultists

The incident occurred at Oke Agunla in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State.

According to sources, the gunmen were putting on shirts with the inscription of DSS when they invaded the house of one Seun Akinsiku, popularly known as ‘Shewen’ within the area around 6:00 pm.

One of the sources disclosed that as Shewen came out of the house , the suspects fired shots and killed him instantly.

The source who craved anonymity added that when the guns were leaving the area, they also killed an officer of Amotekun and another man, whose identity is still unknown as of press time .

“As Shewen came out of the house, the people shot him. As they were leaving, they also killed an officer of Amotekun.”

The killings had been said to be a reprisal attack between two cult groups in the town.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Tee-Leo Ikoro, said investigation has began into the incident.

Ikoro, however, said that only two people were killed by the gunmen.

He also said a massive manhunt had begun for cultists in Ondo Town.

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