Buhari orders security agencies to dismantle cultists


President Muhammadu Buhari has called on security agencies in Ogun state to stem the tide of cultism and cult-related activities in the state.

The president made this order in a statement yesterday, after cultists killed over 16 people in the state within 10 days.

A battle between two cult groups in the state led to the killing of a popular area boy, known as Tommy, and 15 others.

The fight between the cult groups started last Monday and escalated after the killing of Tommy last week.

The fight gradually crept into other senatorial districts of the state as eight young men were killed in Sagamu local government and one in Yewa South local government, in Ogun East and Ogun Central senatorial districts, respectively.

Worried by the spate of killings, President Buhari, through his media aide, Mallam Garba Shehu, ordered security agencies to dismantle cultists or cult-related activities in the state.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has met behind closed door with his Chadian leader, General Mahamat Deby in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Mahamat Deby, the interim President and Chairman of Transitional Military Council, Chad, last visited Nigeria in May 2021.

It was gathered that the two leaders would deliberate on the ongoing fight against insurgency and terrorism in the Lake Chad region where they share a boundary.

President Muhammadu Buhari and General Mahamat Deby joined the Muslim faithful to observe the Friday Juma’at prayer at the Aso Villa Mosque. President Buhari had yesterday engaged his Nigerien counterpart Mohammed Bazoum in bilateral talks in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.