Nigeria, Feb. 6 -- Six suspected cultists have been shot dead in a gun battle with the police at Oke Oyinbo township, along Market square, in Igbogila town, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, the police have said.

One of the alleged cultists was arrested by the Anti-Cultism department of the police and moved to the police headquarters in Abeokuta, a development which his gang thought was not favourable to them. As a result, the police said they mobilised and stormed the police station in the town to release him.

The police spokesperson in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident on Saturday, said unknown to the alleged cultists, the member arrested had been moved to Abeokuta for further interrogation.

Mr Oy...