Residents of Agbaje Ijokodo area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Wednesday lamented that the area is not safe, as cult members have taken over the area.

 

SaharaReporters reports that Agbaje-Ijokodo is the host community for The Polytechnic, Ibadan and the National Open University, Ibadan.

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The residents further said the cultists have forced them to stay indoors more often and close their doors before 6pm every day.

 

A community leader, Chief Salami Fayemi, told SaharaReporters that in the last few weeks, no fewer than eight people have been killed.

 

Flanked by two other leaders in the area, Salami said the community has resolved to self-help since the government had failed in its duties.

 

"We have resolved to self-help. Our people are now living in fear. Many have fled the area while many have been killed. Ijokodo-Agbaje area was peaceful before now. But since a few years back, cultists have been operating in this area.

 

"The situation now is that people sleep in town, if they cannot make it to their homes by 6 pm. They have killed many people in this area. We are hereby calling on the governor to take action now, else he may not be able to handle the situation again."

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