4 killed in Ilorin cult clashes

4 killed in Ilorin cult clashes

Sunday, April 3, 2016 9:48 pm

Four persons were killed at the weekend in Ilorin, during a fight that broke out between members of the two rival cult groups over supremacy claim.

Last week Sunday, suspected members of cult groups struck at Ikokoro/Sakamo area of Ilorin and allegedly killed a boy simply identified as Wasiu.

The latest cult clash occurred at Babako, Ita-Amodu and Agbo-Oba areas of Ilorin metropolis between Saturday night and 4 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The clash heightened tension in the affected areas while residents scampered for safety.

A witness told NAN on Sunday in Ilorin that, at the end of the clash, four persons including a 20- year-old man were y shot.

The witness, who requested anonymity, told NAN that members of “Aiye” Confraternity first struck at Baboko around 9.30 p.m. on Saturday night and allegedly killed two persons.

He said that at the end of the operation at Baboko, the suspected cultists headed for Ita-Amodu and Agbo-0ba areas of the capital on revenge mission.

When contacted, the spokesman of the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.

“I can confirm to you that one person has been killed by the suspected cultists and this happened at Babaoko area of Ilorin.

“Men of the state police command has taken his corpse to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital,’’ he said.

Okasanmi warned cultists to stay away from the state, stressing that anyone caught would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

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