Six persons have been feared dead a rival cult groups clash in Ilupeju Ikere Ekiti state. This was contained in a press release by the Ekiti state Police command EKITI STATE POLICE COMMAND
Today being 18/04/2021 at about 0530hrs, a distress call was received by Ilupeju-Ikere Divisional Police Headquarters that two rival cult groups were on rampage in Ikere with different dangerous weapons.
- The Divisional Police Officer(DPO) of Ilupeju Divisional, upon receipt of the information, mobilized to the scene where it was discovered that six(6) suspected members of the two confraternities were gruesomely macheted to death.
- The corpses of the six victims were immediately recovered and deposited in the mortuary while ten(10) suspects have been arrested so far in connection to the incident.
- In addition to the Operatives earlier deployed, the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP TUNDE MOBAYO, has ordered the deployment of additional Patrol vehicles comprising the RRS, Safer Highway Team, S.I.B and the Anti-cultism Unit to Ikere axis in order to activate an aggressive patrol and ensure that peace is fully maintained and no further breakdown of laws and order.
- The Commissioner, while confirming that absolute has been brought to the area with the presence of adequate Police Operatives including the Military and other Security Agencies, calls on everyone to be calm and go about their lawful businesses as the Command shall ensure that all the suspects involved are arrested and brought to book. The Police Boss also appeal to members of the public to volunteer information that could lead to the arrest of the fleeing suspects by contacting the nearest Police Station or call 08062335577
ASP ABUTU SUNDAY
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
EKITI STATE COMMAND