No fewer than 16 people were feared dead at the weekend in clashes of suspected cult members in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Though, the causes of the clashes could not be ascertained last night, it was gathered that suspected members of Aiye and Eiye confraternities clashed at an higher institution.
The Police said they.....
arrested more than 30 suspects.
Police spokesperson Ajayi Okasanmi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), who confirmed the arrests, added that 14 had been found culpable after screening.
Okasanmi said the 14 suspects would be charged to court this week.
It was gathered that one of the victims was gunned down during screening of aspirants for a Students’ Union Government’s election at the weekend. Another victim was reportedly killed at Asa Dam Road area of the town by suspected members of the Eiye confraternity.
An eyewitness account said the death triggered reprisals and a renewed clash among members of the Eiye and Aiye confraternities, adding that it later spread to other parts of the metropolis, including: Agbooba, Baboko, Sabonline, Irewolede and Niger Road.
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