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Ilorin Residents Scamper For Safety As Two Rival Cult Groups Clash, Kill Two



By Steve Oni, Ilorin

Suspected members of two rival secret cults clashed on Tuesday in Okelele area of Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, killing two persons in the wake of the pandemonium.

Members of one of the cult groups had last Sunday reportedly killed a middle aged man belonging to another group within the premises of Okelele Junior Secondary School, Ilorin.

The Tuesday incident which residents claimed was a reprisal attack happened simultaneously at Kankatu and Isale- Odo areas of Okelele community.

It was 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 months of Ramadan.

A resident confided in our reporter that it was the breaking of the agreement by a group that resulted in the dastardly operations carried out by the second group on Tuesday.

He further disclosed that members of the two warring cult groups are tricycle operators.

Residents of Okelele and the adjoining communities now live in fear as the reprisal attacks may continue.

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