4 feared dead as cultists clash in Ilesa

Posted by Shina Abubakar, Osogbo | 28 December 2019 | 782 times

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Three persons were reported dead as cultists group clash in Ilesa, Osun State.

It was gathered that Aye and Axe cult groups have been targeting each other as a means to settle prolonged ‘ego’ dispute between them.

Findings showed that the cultists’ attack and counter-attack in Ilesa, which lasted three days, was the way cultists in the town prove supremacy over each other.

A resident, Sola Idowu, disclosed that in the early hours of Thursday, an unidentified young man was found dead at Akiobi Junction, Oke-Opo area of the town.

Also, it was reported that certain 25-year-old woman, simply identified as Iya Taye, was matcheted by a suspected cultist leading to her death at about 7:30a.m. on Thursday in Akewusola area of Ilesa.

Certain Basiru Adesola was shot at the chest by another suspected cultist in Okesa area while the body of another young man was discovered at G186, Isare Street, early hours on Friday.

However, another source confided in Vanguard that the casualty was more than four persons, saying the situation was more critical than reported.

A security source confided said that the cult clash had claimed about five lives already, saying if it is not quickly checked, the number may rise.

Meanwhile, in her reaction, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Folasade Odoro said only three persons died in the clash.

She also stated that normalcy has been restored to the town, calling on the residents to continue to go about their daily activities without fear.

“There was a clash among rival cults in Ilesa, and three casualties were recorded during the impasse; however, normalcy has been restored to the community.

Everyone can go back to their daily activities without fear and should be law-abiding,” she added. (Vanguard)

Source: News Express

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