Bloody clash between suspected rival cult groups on Sunday led to the death of one person in Ilorin, capital of the Kwara State.
The bloody encounter occurred in Surulere area of the metropolis last Friday around 8:35p.m.
It was gathered that the deceased also belonged to another cult group that has had a running battle with a rival group.
The report revealed that during the incident, sporadic gunshots between the suspected cult groups rented the air.
Spokesperson of Kwara Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident, decrying a resurgence of cult clashes in the metropolis, adding that the Command has arrested three persons in connection with the crime.
“Having arrested some confirmed cultists aftermath of the recent killing of a suspected cultist by a rival cult group along Emir’s Road, Ilorin about three days ago, a report of sporadic shootings by suspected cultists was received by the Divisional Police Headquarters, Surulere, Ilorin around Total Fuel Station on 5/2/2022, at about 2035hrs.
“On arrival at the scene, detectives from both the Division and the Anti-cultism team dispatched by the commissioner of police Kwara State was faced with an unidentified body of a young man lying in the pool of his blood, having been shot by suspected cultists.
“Three suspects were arrested, one Motorcycle and one Tricycle used by the suspected cultists were also recovered.
“The commissioner of police, CP Tuesday Assayomo has ordered a discreet investigation into the case and all other cult related cases in the state.
“The CP further ordered a 24 hour aggressive patrols of Ilorin metropolis, while also soliciting the cooperation of all assundry in the onerous effort by the command to possibly and completely wipe out the ugly menace of cultism in our society.
“Parents and guidiance are advised to monitor the activties of their children/wards, they should also ask their children questions when in doubt of their dealings when necessary.
“The CP reiterated his commitment to ensuring the safety and security of lives and property of citizens and residents of Kwara State, Ajayi said.
By Felix Ajide