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One Killed, Several Cars Destroyed In Kwara Cult Crisis

Some of the vehicles destroyed by the hoodlums during the crisis.

Clash between cult groups has left one person dead and several others injured with destruction of several vehicles in the Pakata area, Ilọrin West LGA of Kwara State.

It was gathered that a suspected cultist simply identified as Abiodun weekend gun down a member of rival group named Yusuf over disagreement.

The deceased, it was gathered, married recently and his wife is heavily pregnant.

The suspect (Abiodun), had since fled the area after the incident and still on the run.

However, the situation degenerated when the deceased group stormed the residents of the suspect at Gana compound, Pakata, on Saturday with guns and cutlasses amidst other dangerous weapons to avenge his death.

Over six cars were destroyed and many people injured during the attack.

According to a witness, “When the gang came, they started shooting sporadically and people were running in opposite directions. They later invaded the compound and macheted family members sighted, leaving many injured.”

The spokeswoman for the state police command, Toun Ejire-Adeyemi, confirmed the incident while speaking with our reporter on Sunday.

According to her, “Yes, one person was killed in the process and investigation is ongoing over the matter. A release will be issued later over it.”

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