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Cult Reprisal Attack Claims 3 Lives In Southwest Nigeria

The attackers, after they had shot and killed Akinsiku, killed an officer of the Amotekun Corps and another man, inOndo State, Southwest Nigeria.

Three persons  were reportedly killed on Friday night, July 23, 2021 in what local sources described as a reprisal attack by rival cult groups in Ondo town, the headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria.

Eyewitness said one of the victims identified as Seun Akinsiku was outside his house when he was attacked and killed by the shooters who stormed his residence in the town at about 6.p.m WAT on Friday.

The attackers, after they had shot and killed Akinsiku, also killed an officer of the regional security outfit known as Amotekun Corps, and another man whose identity is yet to be disclosed as they  fled the scene, Channels Television reported.

Adetunji Adeleye, Commander of Amotekun Corps in Ondo State, however debunked the claims by eyewitnesses that a member of the corps was shot and killed in the attack.

He said his officers were only immediately drafted to the area after they were informed that there was a clash between rival cult members in the town.

Adeleye also noted that  they were fully on the ground to apprehend the murderers and also maintain peace in the area.

Tee-Leo Ikoro, the Spokesperson of Ondo State Police Command, who  confirmed the incident told HumAngle that the attack was a reprisal resulting from a clash between two rival cult groups in the town.

He also confirmed that an officer of the  Amotekun Corps who was just a passerby and not his uniform was killed.

“He was not the target, he was not in his uniform, he just happened to be passing by when the unfortunate incident occurred,” Ikoro told HumAngle.

“We are doing everything to apprehend the perpetrators of the evil act.”

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