Connect with us

CRIME

Ekiti cult killings: Police arrest 35 more suspects

Published

on

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 various degrees of gun and machete injuries 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 comman, 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.

Recall that police had on Sunday said that they arrested 10 suspects in connection with the brutal killings.

Ariwodola Idowu

NEWSVERGE, published by The Verge Communications is an online community of international news portal and social advocates dedicated to bringing you commentaries, features, news reports from a Nigerian-African perspective.A unique organization, founded in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comprising of ordinary people with an overriding commitment to seeking the truth and publishing it without fear or favour.The Verge Communications is fully registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a corporate organization.

Comments