Two killed during cultists clash in Ilesa

Two suspected cultists were on Sunday, reportedly killed in a clash between rival gangs in Ilesa, Osun State.

Findings revealed that the rival gang members stormed a beer parlour at Onimo junction, where the victims, identified as Machine and SK, were drinking.

The traditional ruler in the area, Onimo of Imo, Oba Olaniyi Agunbiade, said he was watching a football match around 8 p.m. when he heard gunshots.

He said he immediately alerted the Ijamo Police Divisional Officer, who swiftly responded to the distress call.

He said, “The deed has been done before the arrival of his men. Corpses of the victims of the cultists were removed by the police for investigation.”

When contacted, Osun Police Spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.

“It was a clash between two suspected rival cult groups.

“It was a case of a suspected cult gang gunning down two members of another suspected rival cult group,” she said.

Opalola added that investigation has opened on it, and the culprits would be brought to book soon.

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