Cultists kill two in Ilorin

Again, suspected members of two rival secret cult groups clashed at Okelele area of Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State on Tuesday night, killing two persons in the attack.

It is recalled that members of one of the cult groups had last Sunday killed a middle-aged man belonging to another group within the premises of Okelele Junior Secondary School, Ilorin.

Residents of the area said that there were two separate reprisal killings on Tuesday night, adding that they happened simultaneously at Kankatu and Isale-Odo areas of Okelele community.

The people said that members of the two warring cult groups are tricycle operators.

It was also gathered that members of the group that struck last Sunday broke an earlier agreement between the two sides that they should cease hostilities during the holy month of Ramadan.

A resident said that it was the breaking of the agreement by a group that resorted in the dastard operations carried out by the second group on Tuesday.

“As it is, residents of Okelele and the adjoining communities now live in fear as the reprisal attacks may continue,” the source said.

The spokesman of the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi, had confirmed the incident of last Sunday, saying that the police had commenced an investigation into it.


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