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4 rival cultist members feared dead during Aug. 8 celebration in Ilorin



4 rival cultist members feared dead during Aug. 8 celebration in IlorinNo fewer than four people, including members of different cult groups, were feared killed at Olunlade Area, Ilorin, during the celebration of August 8 (88) Cult activities.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) of Kwara Command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, on Tuesday in Ilorin.

It stated that the official figure indicated only two deaths during the celebration, but people in the area however said that four people were killed by different cult groups in a reprisal attack.

The PPRO however confirmed that two people were reportedly killed during the incident.

Okasanmi said: “Only two people were killed in the 88 celebration by the Cult groups and not four people as being peddled around by some people.

“One person died on the spot of the crisis at Olunlade while the other was reported to have died later in the hospital”.

The PPRO said that the likely cause of crisis was the celebration of Aug. 8 and different cult groups were celebrating the day in many places in town.

“We don’t know what might have triggered the crisis among the Cult members at Olunlade, but we gathered that the crisis might not be unconnected with rivalry among the cult groups.

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