The Ogun government has lifted the curfew imposed on Sagamu town, following deadly clashes between rival cult groups in the state.
This is contained in a statement by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tokunbo Talabi, in Abeokuta.
The restriction of human and vehicular movement between 7:00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m. was imposed on September 18, as an immediate response to the cult clashes in Sagamu town, Ogun.
Mr Talabi said that the improved security situation across the troubled town informed the decision to lift the curfew.
He said that normalcy had returned to the town while security agents continued with investigations into the remote and immediate causes of the cult clashes.
According to him, Governor Dapo Abiodun was committed to ridding the state of all forms of violence.
The SSG urged the people of Sagamu to go about their daily activities without fear, adding that adequate security would remain on ground in spite of the lifting of the curfew.
The police confirmed the arrest of 19 persons suspected to be members of different cult groups in connection with the cult clashes that left eight persons dead in Sagamu area of the state.
This is contained in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Omolola Odutola, on Monday.
According to the statement, the 19 persons were arrested at different locations in the Sagamu area of the state through combined effort of various formations of the Police Force.
She said that during the operation, a suspected kingpin of the Eiye Confraternity, Ogunnibi Hammed, who was allegedly responsible for attacks against rival cult groups in the state, was also arrested.
She noted that the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, had ordered the immediate investigation of the individuals arrested while promising that the public would be duly informed of further development on the case.
“The Commissioner of Police is informed about the arrests and has ordered an immediate investigation into the individuals apprehended. As the investigation progresses, the police will provide updates to the public regarding any relevant developments in this case”, she said.