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Rival Cult Groups Clash In Ilesa, Two Feared Dead

There was pandemonium in Ilesa town, Osun State on Sunday evening as members of two rival cult groups clashed.

NIGERIACRIME gathered that two suspected cultists were gunned down during the clash that caused chaos in the community.

The incident was said to have happened at a beer parlour in the community, where two suspected cultists identified as Machine and SK, were drinking.

The rival gang members, according to information stormed the place.

Speaking on the development, the traditional ruler in the area, Onimo of Imo, Oba Olaniyi Agunbiade, said the incident happened around 8 p.m.

The monarch said he was watching a football match when he heard gunshots and immediately alerted the Ijamo Police Divisional Officer, who swiftly responded to the distress call.

“The deed has been done before the arrival of his men.

“Corpses of the victims were removed by the police for investigation,” he said.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yemisi Opalola, said, “It was a clash between two suspected rival cult groups.

“It was a case of a suspected cult gang gunning down two members of another suspected rival cult group.”

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In addition, the police image maker said an investigation has been opened on it, and the culprits would be brought to book.

Meanwhile, the Taraba State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has debunked reports that kidnappers abducted a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) in Jalingo, the state capital.

The Command refuted the reports in a statement made available to journalists in Jalingo on Monday.

The statement, signed by the Command’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Usman, said, “Men of the Tactical Unit of the Command received a distress call indicating that there were heavy gunshots heard around the neighbourhood at Mile Six area.

“Information has it that unknown gunmen scaled through the fence and invaded the house of one CSP Balanko Alex Gamaliel.”

The statement said the Police officer “is attached to Rivers State Police Command, but he is in Jalingo on sick leave”.

According to the statement, the hoodlums kidnapped the wife of the CSP, Mrs.Agnes Balanko, 38 years, and his daughter, Miss Winnie Tamak, 13 years, and took them to an unknown destination.

The statement further disclosed that the CSP was shot in the leg, alongside one of his daughters, Miss Winnie Tamak, 13 years.

“The victims were rushed to Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Jalingo for treatment, but the girl was confirmed dead by the medical doctor while receiving treatment at the hospital,” the statement said.

The Command urged members of the public to shun fake and mischievous information that could lead to the breakdown of law and order in the state.

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