A gaggle of youths below the aegis of ‘Involved Youths’ on Wednesday protested the excessive spate of killings in Sagamu, and different components of Ogun State.
They have been armed with placards with inscriptions comparable to ‘Cease the killings, we’re brothers, let’s embrace peace, our mumu don do,’ ‘Youths are leaders of immediately, don’t jeopardize your life,’ and ‘Involved Sagamu stakeholders say no to cultism, no to violence, no drug abuse, no to unemployment.’
The youths sang solidarity songs as they marched round Sagamu.
Cult clashes in Sagamu; Mowe; Ilaro; and Abeokuta, the capital; have claimed no less than 30 lives in the final three months.
When Governor Dapo Abiodun visited the realm, he mentioned Sagamu “has been infamous for cultism.”
Kayode Segun-Okeowo, who led the protesters, mentioned the cult struggle had claimed many lives and affected the socio financial actions of the residents.
He added that the cult struggle had defied all of the reconciliatory strikes in the group “as if there isn’t a resolution to this menace.”
He nonetheless, urged the federal government and the standard establishment to instantly wade into the disaster.
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He mentioned “It’s disheartening that Sagamu has turn out to be a centre subject for cult associated actions and killings.
“Many stakeholders and group leaders have give you completely different concepts, scopes and means ahead to finish this menace nevertheless it’s very unlucky to state that every one efforts on the sensitization, peace and reconciliation processes have confirmed abortive and appears as if there isn’t a resolution to this menace.”
The youth chief mentioned the rise in cult killings in Sagamu had reached a climax.
“Due to this fact, at this level, there’s absolute want for each Sagamu son, daughter and residents to as a matter of urgency, stand up and lift their voice in opposition to each act of cult killing in Sagamu, not minding whose ox is gored. Sufficient is Sufficient.
“Allow us to all be reminded that Sagamu is a good city blessed with many financial, enterprise and social potentials, however not many people know that the current cult killings are sufficient to disturb, destroy and disrupt the good potential standing of Sagamu City.
“These are the extra explanation why authorities in any respect ranges, safety companies, our Obas, Baales, group leaders, youth leaders and different stakeholders should come collectively and be part of forces to battle cult killings and guarantee a obligatory peace reconciliation between all of the warring teams because it has turn out to be obligatory.”
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