Four persons, including a 20-year-old man, were reportedly killed in Ilorin, at the weekend, when two suspected rival cult groups engaged in supremacy battle.
It was gathered that the incident happened at Baboko, Ita-Amodu and Agbo-Oba areas of the state capital, between 9.30 p.m. on Saturday and 4.00 a.m. on Sunday.
It was also gathered that weapons like cutlasses, dane guns, dagger, among others, were freely used by the suspected cultists during the melee.
The development, which reportedly created anxiety around the affected communities, saw residents running for safety.
An eyewitness said four people were allegedly shot by the suspected cultists at the end of the different operations.
It was also gathered that the members of “Aiye” fraternity had first struck at Baboko area of Ilorin around 9.30 p.m on Saturday and allegedly killed two persons.
Sources said that after that operation at Baboko area, another cult group went for revenge at Ita-Amodu and Agbo-Oba areas of Ilorin, where they also allegedly killed two persons.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident.
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