No fewer than four persons were on Wednesday gruesomely murdered in renewed bloody clashes between rival cult members in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
ROYAL NEWS gathered the resurgence of cultists’ clashes was said to have first occurred on Monday night in Gaa-Akanbi area of the metropolis, when some suspected rival cult members killed murdered a boy of about 20 years old.
According to sources, the incidence spread to Ipata Market and Kankatu areas of the metropolis on Tuesday, where two persons were killed bysuspected cultists.
The two incidences was said to have happened around 4pm and 9pm on Tuesday when a boy of about 18 years old was said to have been killed at Kankatu area at a place close to Amule-bridge.
A source claimed that members of the state police evacuated the corpse and dumped it in an undisclosed hospital morgue in the town.
Another person in his 30s who was preparing to go to his place of work was attacked on Wednesday and was allegedly hacked down by men suspected to be cult members in Odoota area of the metropolis who struck between 10 and 11am.
When contacted, the spokesman of the state police command, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.
He confirmed the incident at Gaa-Akanbi, adding that he was yet to get information regarding the other incidents in the metropolis.
He promised to call the DPOs of the areas in question for confirmation.
“I can confirm to you the Gaa-Akanbi incident was as a result of rival cult clashes”, he said.