Cultists kill two on Eid el-Fitr day in Kwara


Two persons suspected to be cultists were killed on Eid el-Fitr day in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, by an unidentified gang that trailed them from Lagos.

The spokesman of the Kwara State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the development in Ilorin on Monday, said the victims were trailed from Lagos.

He said an investigation has begun on the incident.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at Akata Orisunbare Aga area of Ganmo, about 3.1 kilometres from Ilorin, the state capital.

According to witnesses, one of the victims, identified as Thompson who came from Lagos, was killed alongside his host Abdulwaheed, a bricklayer.

The attackers reportedly came to the house in two Keke NAPEP (tricycles) at about 5 am, while people were returning home from the Ramadan Laylat al-Qadr.
Abdulwaheed, according to an eyewitness account, was trying to bring out his gun for self-defence when he was shot and macheted to death by his attackers who allegedly severed his head.

The corpses of the two victims were evacuated from the scene of the crime where six expended bullets were recovered by the police at about 9 am.

As a result of the incident, one of the suspected hot spots in the area identified as Blue Bob was raided by security operatives.

The facility according to sources is a suspected abode of cultists in the area.

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