By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Six people have been allegedly killed and two houses set ablaze in a fracas in Owo between members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and cultists in the town.
The clash, which happened at Idasen and ijebu areas of the town on Tuesday left six persons dead
The clash has created tension in Owo as residents locked themselves in for fear of being caught in the shootout between the cultists and members of the vigilante group.
Business centres were hurriedly closed while security men paraded the town to curb the violence.
A reliable source said the crisis was caused by attempts by friends and relations of cultists to avenge the death of their members allegedly killed earlier by the OPC during a shot out in the town and at the government forest reserve.
Some members of the OPC, including their commandant, it was gathered, have reportedly gone into hiding as the cultists embarked on a revenge mission
The chairman of the local government, Mr. Olabade Adegbegi said calm has returned to the town and warned trouble makers that government will deal decisively with those fomenting crisis.