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8-year-old, 3 Others Killed As Cultists Run Amok In Kwara



​NO fewer than four persons were feared killed after a clash between rival cult members in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

Vanguard gathered that the clash between the rival cultists started Monday night in Gaa-Akanbi area of the metropolis, when suspected rival cult members murdered a boy in his 20s.

In what was seen as a reprisal attack, it was gathered that the violence spread to Ipata Market and Kankatu areas of Ilorin on Tuesday, where two persons were killed by suspected cultists. The two incidents were said to have happened between 4p.m. and 9p.m., as the corpse of an 18-year-old boy, killed at Kankatu area of the town, was said to have been dumped beside Amule bridge.

It was gathered that the boy hailed from Osoogun compound of the metropolis. Vanguard checks revealed that men of the state police evacuated the corpse and deposited same at an undisclosed hospital morgue in the town. In continuation of the attacks, another person in his 30s was, yesterday, allegedly hacked to death by the rampaging cult members in Odoota area of the metropolis.

The suspected cultists were said to have struck at 11a.m. According to the source, the deceased was preparing to go to work when the rival cult group attacked him. Contacted, spokesperson of the state Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident at Gaa-Akanbi, adding that he was yet to get information regarding the other incidents in the metropolis.

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He, however, promised to call the DPOs of the areas in question for confirmation, adding “I can only confirm to you that the Gaa-Akanbi incident was as a result of rival cult clashes.”

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