At least six people were killed in a clash between rival cult groups in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
Sunday Abutu, the Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Ekiti Police Command, who confirmed the incident, said the clash occurred in the early hours of Sunday.
According to Abutu, six corpses have been recovered and deposited at the morgue after
He explained that those who lost their lives in the incident belong to one of the cult groups, which was attacked by the other apparently on issues of rivalry.
He said the command has arrested three suspects in connection to the incident and officers have been deployed to the town to restore of law and order.
“I can confirm to you that it was a violent cult clash between two rival groups. About six persons have been killed as a result of a show of strength between the two nefarious groups,” Abutu told Channels Television.
“We have begun serious operations there with the combined forces of the men of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Army, Amotekun corps and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.
“Those arrested are being kept in our custody and by the time we conclude our investigations, they will be charged to court accordingly.”
The police authorities also appealed to residents of the state to remain calm, adding that the command will sustain efforts to always put criminals under check.