Three die in Ilorin after rival cults clash
The police in Kwara State, yesterday, confirmed the death of three middle/aged men suspected to be members of rival cult groups in Ilorin, the state capital.
The deceased persons believed to be members of opposing cult groups died in Idi-Ape, Gambari, Baboko, and Surulere areas of Ilorin metropolis.
Spokesperson for the Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, told newsmen that the police would arrest leaders of the outlawed groups for prosecution.
Okasanmi urged parents in the state to warn their children and wards against cultism. He also advised members of the public to report suspected cases of cultism to the police via hotlines released by the law enforcement agency.
Okasanmi assured residents of Idi-Ape, Gambari, Baboko, and Surulere areas of Ilorin metropolis that the command was doing all within its powers to put a stop to the recent activities of suspected cultists in the area.
He said: “The command has commenced aggressive raids of black spots, stop-and-search and a total clampdown on motorcycles and tricycles operating outside the time permitted by the law, between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00p.m. daily.”
He explained that the measures were in place to mitigate activities of the deviants.
“Anyone found committing any crime, especially cultism, regardless of any nomenclature, would be arrested and prosecuted.”
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