Following recent clashes among rival cult groups in Sagamu, the Ogun State government has announced a 7-to-6 curfew on the Remo town.
The government said all forms of movement in Sagamu would be restricted from 7 pm to 6 am. The government urged residents of Sagamu to abide by the restriction order pending when security in the area would improve, saying security agencies are working to restore normalcy.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Lekan Adeniran, on Monday stated: “This is to notify residents of Sagamu and its environs of total restriction of human and vehicular movement as a way of taking firm control of the security architecture of the area and protecting the lives of the people and their property.
“We, therefore, implore the residents of the area to abide strictly by this restriction order and cooperate with security agencies to restore normalcy and bring perpetrators of these dastardly acts to book immediately,” the statement read.
No fewer than 20 persons were said to have been killed by cultists between Saturday and the early hours of Monday in Sagamu.