Two persons were reportedly killed from different attacks by suspected cultists in the metropolis, in the Kwara state capital following a resurgence activities of rival cult groups.
The two lives were lost in the attacks that occured between Sunday and Monday in different parts of the state.
It was gathered that the head of one of the victims was severed from the body and deposited on top of the flyover near the General Post Office area, GRA, Ilorin while the second victim was reportedly killed at Sabo Oke area, Maraba, Ilorin.
According to sources, members of rival cult groups met during the EndSARS protest on Sunday along Murtala Mohammed Way, Ilorin and renewed their rivalry, despite being cautioned by the protesters not to disrupt the protest.
The spokesman of the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the death of only one person, saying that the command had commenced investigation.
Okasanmi also said that police had notified the commissioner for Health of the need to evacuate the corpse at the Post Office.
“We got information this morning that the head of one Yusuf aka Lucifer was on top of Post Office flyover bridge and the deceased was confirmed by neighbours as an identified cultist.
“It was also alleged that he was killed by suspected cultists. The police is not aware of the death of any other person as regards the protest”, he said.
Okasanmi also debunked the story of police distrupting or attacking EndSARS protesters in Ilorin on Sunday as claimed by a tweet in circulation.
He said that since the beginning of the EndSARS protest in Kwara state, the protesters have enjoyed the full protection of the state police Command.
“There has neither been any negative reports from the protesters nor the citizens in the course of the protests. However, today’s protests as peaceful as it was at the beginning witnessed a hitch towards the end when some of the protesters attempted to loot shops at Post office area but were promptly resisted by the shop owners. The tweet in question is an obvious mischief that should not be taken serious,” he said.