8 Killed As Cultists Clash In Ilorin
At least 8 people have been killed in a 3 day onslaughts that ensued between two rival cult groups in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, at the weekend. According to news reports, the clash started on Thursday.
It was gathered that most of the killings, except two, were said to have been carried out in broad daylight.
But the state police command said it could only confirm the death of three persons even as it said some suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks.
In most of the killings, residents said the assailants closed in on their targets shooting them at close range and in some cases, inflicted machete cuts on them.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), an Assistant Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the cultists attacks yesterday in Ilorin, said the police had deployed special forces to flash points and area believed to be the strong hold of the of the rival groups to check the situation while they continue to trail other suspects.