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Police arrest 11 over cult violence in Ilorin

The Kwara Police Command says  it has arrested 11 persons in connection with an intra-cult group mayhem which occurred on Tuesday morning in Baboko and Agaka communities of Ilorin West Local Government Area.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the command, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, disclosed this while speaking with the newsmen at the scene  of the incident.

Police arrest 11 over cult violence in Ilorin

He explained that the violence  began on Tuesday morning when a faction of an unknown cult group was  about to install a new leader.

“We gathered  that a faction of a group was planning to install a new leader and  one of the leaders  opposed this.

“According to what we gathered, loyalists of the leader who opposed the installation of the new leadership tormented the communities.

“The group engaged shop owners in the areas leading to a free for all  which later led to the closure of shops.

“As you can see, we have moved our men here and normalcy is returning gradually to the areas, ” Okasanmi said.

He  said the command had already  declared  the leader of the group  wanted.

The police spokesman, who  also said no life was lost, added that the force would ensure that commercial activities resume  as soon as possible in the affected areas


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