Saturday, May 15, 2021

Ekiti cult killings: Police arrest 35 more suspects

The Police Command in Ekiti State on Monday arrested 35 more suspects in connection with the bloody cult clash in Ikere Ekiti, Ikere Local Government Area on Sunday.

The clash which left six persons dead and several others sustaining varying degrees of gun and machete injury began Saturday night and lasted through the early hours of Sunday.

ASP Sunday Abutu, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, said the new arrests had brought the total number of arrests to 45.

“The combined team of security personnel who were drafted to the scene when the news of the incident got to the command, has restored peace to the town, while street patrol continues,’’ he said.

He said the cult clash was caused by “rivalry and show of strength” between the two cult groups.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that police had on Sunday said that they arrested 10 suspects in connection with the brutal killings.

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