A clash between rival cult groups in Ikere, Ekiti State has left six people dead.
According to Channels TV, this was confirmed by the police Spokesman in the state, Sunday Abutu.
Abutu said disclosed that six corpses have been recovered and deposited at the morgue after the clash which occurred in the early hours of today.
Reports say a source in the town confirmed that the sound of sporadic gunshots was heard while the attack lasted, forcing members of the community to run for safety amid tension.
The police PRO explained that the casualties who lost their lives to the incident belong to one of the cult groups which was attacked by the other apparently on issues of rivalry.
He explained that the Ekiti State Police Command has arrested three suspects in connection to the incident.
He noted that a good number of police officers have been deployed to the town to ensure the restoration of law and order.
“I can confirm to you that it was a violent cult clash between two rival groups. About six persons have been killed as a result of a show of strength between the two nefarious groups,” he said.
“We have begun serious operations there with the combined forces of the men of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Army, Amotekun corps and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.
“Those arrested are being kept in our custody and by the time we conclude our investigations, they will be charged to court accordingly.”
The police authorities also appealed to residents of the state to remain calm, adding that the command will sustain efforts to always put criminals under check.