Three killed in suspected cult clashes in Kwara communities

Three killed in suspected cult clashes in Kwara communities

Samad, a 23-year-old commercial tricycle operator, was reportedly killed by members of a secret cult in a clash in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

His corpse was dumped in front of a mosque in the Abayawo area of Ilorin, with his left eye and left hand removed. The incident has caused panic among residents of Abayawo and Gambari communities.

According to an eyewitness, a group of fierce-looking armed men stormed the community in tricycles around 9pm on Sunday and Samad was ambushed and shot at about 4am on Monday.

His left eye and left hand were removed before his corpse was dragged to the main road in front of the mosque. Samad’s remains were buried in the Muslim cemetery, Osere, Ilorin on Monday.

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In another development, two persons suspected to be cultists were reportedly killed on Eid el-Fitr day in Ilorin by assailants who are suspected to have trailed them from Lagos.

The victims were identified as Thompson, who came from Lagos, and Abdulwaheed, a bricklayer. The attackers arrived at the house in two tricycles around 5am, while people were returning home from the venue of a Muslim prayer.

The Kwara State Police Command has confirmed the incidents and stated that investigations have begun.

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