Killing: Cultists Kill 1 In Ilorin

Gunmen suspected to be members of a cult group shot dead one person in Ilorin, Kwara State, yesterday.

The victim identified simply as Wasiu was killed around Ikokoro/Sakamo area of Ilorin around 3:10pm .


Wasiu, said to be in his 30s according to sources, had hitherto fled the area to avoid being killed, but returned recently.

He allegedly belonged to a rival cult group.

The gunmen numbering about four, were said to have arrived the area in a commando style and shot the victim at a close range.

An eyewitness said the armed men shot the deceased in the face .

There was anxiety at the scene of the incident as residents and passersby scamper ed for safety.

It was learnt that the sporadic shooting rented the air, forcing motorists plying the area to detour and take escape route.

“It was like a theatre scene when the gunmen arrived. They started shooting that everybody around had to runaway. We didn’t know what happened, we only discovered that the style of operation of the gunmen appeared like they were cultists.

“Before now, we had been observing Wasiu (the victim) because his action too was suspicious. He might be a cult member that was why he was away for sometime before yesterday’s incident”, a source said.