No fewer than two cultists were reportedly killed during a clash between Eiye and Alora confaratanity groups at Old Garage, Igboora in Ibarapa Central Local Government area of Oyo State Thursday evening.
Eyewitness said, a battery charger, simply identified as Akeem was killed by suspected cult group around 3:14 pm Thursday.
The source explained that the crisis was not unconnected with unresolved issues between one Ibrahim, Qudus popularly known as “Emi-Esu” (Devil soul) and Ibrahim who was a transporter.
It was gathered that Akeem was accosted by Qudus gang to the workplace of the slain Ibrahim concerning an issue being discussed in the community.
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According to the source, before the group settled down, the suspected cultists approached Ibrahim from behind and stabbed him to death.
It was learnt that having allowed Ibrahim to be killed, the other cult group chased Akeem and set him ablaze.
A resident of Igboora, Moses Adeoye, who confirmed killing of the two young people, said cultists have taken over the entire Igboora, saying: “cultism has been taken to the streets in Igboora now.”
“Our people are now living in fear. You cannot say the exact time the boys will strike. The corpse of the guy that was set ablaze is still in the place as we speak. I think the police should come to our rescue.”
Efforts to get the reaction of the police proved abortive as the Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso did not answer his calls or reply text messages sent to him.
Also, the chairman of Ibarapa Central Local Government area, Engr. Doyin Adeoye, couldn’t pick his calls or respond to text message sent to him.