'Girlfriend fight' turns machete attack as rival cults clash in Osun

Secondary school cultists in Oshogbo, Osun state, have injured at least 10 students in a bloody fight that started as a girlfriend tussle.

More than 10 students were injured after what started as a fight over a girl spiralled into a bloody machete fight between members of rival secondary school cult groups in Osogbo, Osun state.

According to reports, student cultists from Saint James Anglican Secondary School, Kola Balogun attacked the Ansar-U-Deen Secondary School, Iludun, around 9am on Monday.

Wielding machetes and other dangerous weapons, the cultists injured a number of students.

Residents of the area scampered to safety while motorists took alternative routes as the cultists wreaked havoc..

It took the intervention of the police to restore calm.

Some reports say the Monday attack was a reprisal after a student of St. James was allegedly attacked and 'relieved' of some personal items the week before.

But an unnamed source quoted by says it the result of a girlfriend tussle between the leader of a cult group in Ansar-U-Deen and a member of a rival cult group in the atackers’ school.

“The cult group in Saint James attacked our school here because, friend of’’ Rugged’’, who is the leader of a cult group in our school (Ansar-U-Deen) snatched girlfriend of a member of the group in Saint James," the source reportedly said.

A student quoted in the The Guardian report said at least 10 students were wounded.

“Many students received varying degrees of machete cuts. I know of 10 students from SSS 3 alone that were attacked during the fracas," he said.

Thought an official statement has not been issued by the police, Student Pulse learnt that about 10 students are currently being held at the Iludun Police station over the matter.

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