Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the Ogun State Governor, has condemned in strong terms the recent killings in the Ijebu Igbo area of the state, during a political rally organised by a top member of an opposing political party.
The governor while speaking to market women and community leaders, yesterday when he visited Ijebu Igbo, said “killing each other is a thing of the past in the state and I am going to ensure that we get to the root of this matter.
“This is not acceptable, those behind this act will be made to face the full wrath of the law, as nobody will be allowed to mess the state up,” the governor added.
The governor warned criminals and cult groups to steer clear of the state, noting that such acts are detrimental to progress and development.
Amosun, however, urged politicians to live in peace and desist from acts of violence, reiterating his administration’s commitment to maintaining law and order in the state.
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Illiyasu, noted that the Police made about 35 arrests and recovered several ammunitions in connection with the clash.
Iliyasu added that those involved in the violence will be charged under the appropriate section of the law, stating that the state is not and will never be allowed to be a safe haven to criminals.
Six persons, including a bricklayer whose name is yet to be verified, were said to have been gunned down and several others injured in a renewed gun war that erupted between suspected members of rival cult groups in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State.