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BREAKING: Ten suspected cultists killed in Akure



There is palpable tension in Akure, the Ondo state capital as no fewer than ten young men, suspected to be cultists, have been killed in an alleged clash between cult groups in the town.

It was learnt that the rival cult groups, Eiye and Aiye confraternity have been at logger head in the last few days.

One of the suspected cultists was gunned down at NEPA in Akure, late Monday night.

Eye-witness narrated that some men suspected to be cultists stormed NEPA area at night, chanting unknown slangs and shot at a young man.

The coalition of Akure Youth organization has also called on Ondo State government and the state police command to stop the reckless killing by suspected cultists in the state capital.


According to the youth group, “In the last 48 hours, no fewer than ten alleged cultists had been killed when rival groups opened fire on each other.

“The killings took place in major streets of the state capital and the last clash took place on Monday night at NEPA roundabout in the metropolis.”

In a message by the president of Akure Youth coalition, Mr Tuyi Adekanbi, he described the development as “worrisome.”

He said “I Just want to call your attention to the recurring decimal of cultist killing in Akure metropolis. Till now 9 sound healthy youths had been gruesomely murdered.”

“Before now we have called all individual and groups that matters that AKURE community is seating on a keg of gun powder with the activities of all these rivalry cults. They have graduated from night attacks and killings to a broad daylight operation.”

“There is pandemonium in all the nooks and crannies of Akure. They dispossess innocent people of their belongings and many people ran to danger everyday for the past 3days.”

“Another boy had just been shot dead at NEPA roundabout this evening. His remains had been deposited at the morgue. Imagine! Police are out of it this time around. Help us, our youths are dying everyday.”

“Help us to call Mr Governor and our celebrated SSG to rise to there responsibility.”

The statement added that, “the Akure Youth are expected to protest the cultists reckless killings by closing major roads and markets.”
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