Teenager, three others killed in Ilorin cult clash

Not more than four  people have been killed in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, following clashes between two rival cult group.


The clashes started on Monday at the Gaa-Akanbi area of the metropolis, leading to the death of a man in his 20s.

Sources said the unnamed victim was shot many times before his attackers used machete on him.

The young man was killed a week after he had served as best-man during his elder brother’s wedding at a popular relaxation spot in Gaa Akanbi area.

Eyewitness said that the two eyes of the young man were plucked with knives and left in the pool of his own blood by the suspected cultists.

It was gathered that the fight spread to the Ipata Market and Kankatu areas of Ilorin on Tuesday and Wednesday, while two persons were said to have been killed.

A corpse of an 18-year-old boy was discovered beside the Amilegbe Bridge around the Kankatu area.

It was also said that a man in his 30s was killed by suspected cultists between 10am and 11am on Wednesday in the Odoota area.

The suspected cult members after the killings were said to be chanting victory song after the dastardly act, adding that it was “one-one” draw game.

Speaking on the development,  the Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the in incident,  but said police recorded death of three persons.

He also said about 10 people had been arrested in connection with the clash.

He said, “Apart from the 10 suspects, we have arrested the leader of the two cults. Security has been beefed up in areas. Residents are advised to go about their normal business.”


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