Umbrella body of all socio-cultural organisations in Ilorin emirate, Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (lEDPU), yesterday revealed that 45 youths from various families were murdered by some suspected cult members in Ilorin between 2017 till date. National President of the union, Ambassador Uthnan-AbdulAzeez ez, disclosed this in Ilorin at an interactive session organised by the union with Islamic clerics and Imams of various mosques in the Ilorin emirate and beyond. The interactive session according to the union, was aimed at reminding the Islamic clerics to centre their sermons during Ramadan and beyond on eradication of social vices in Ilorin emirate.
He described the killing of 45 youths in the town between 2017 and now as “alarming,” saying it needed to be addressed. Uthman-AbdulAzeez urged Islamic clerics in the state to complement the state government’s efforts at eradicating cultism and other vices in the state through their sermons.
“It saddens the union that several youths in Ilorin are now smoking Indian hemp including some Islamic clerics,” he said. Chief Imam of Radio Kwara Ilorin, Uztas Olayiwola Abdulsalam, in his remarks, urged clerics to always be conscious of what they write and utter during sermons to ensure a peaceful society