6 die as rival cult groups clash in Ekiti


By Ismail Auwal

A clash between rival cult groups has resulted in the death of six people in Ikere, Ekiti State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident in an interview on Channels Television on Sunday.

Abuti noted that six corpses have been recovered and deposited at the morgue after the clash which occurred in the early hours of today.

A source in the town said the sound of sporadic gunshots was heard while the attack lasted, forcing members of the community to run for safety amid tension.

The police spokesperson explained that the casualties who lost their lives to the incident belong to one of the cult groups which was attacked by the other apparently on issues of rivalry.

He explained that the Ekiti State Police Command has arrested three suspects in connection to the incident.

According to him, that a good number of police officers have been deployed to the town to ensure the restoration of law and order.

The police authorities also appealed to residents of the state to remain calm, adding that the command will sustain efforts to always put criminals under check.

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