The religious Ramadan mood in Ilorin has been tainted as suspected members of the rival secret cults groups clashed in Okelele area of the state capital, killing two persons in the process.
iBrandTV authoritatively gathered that the latest resurgence was prompted by the killing within the premises of Okelele Junior Secondary School, Ilorin, of one of the cult groups last Sunday by a middle-aged man belonging to another group.
The Tuesday incidents which residents claimed were reprisals killings happened simultaneously at Kankatu and Isale-Odo areas of Okelele community causing thick tension in the affected areas.
It was gathered that members of the group that struck last Sunday broke an earlier agreement between the two sides that they should cease hostilities during the holy months of Ramadan.
“Over the years, we never witnessed an incident like this during the holy month, but I’m surprised that this kind of incident could happen particularly when those involved are Muslims and are supposed to be fasting. Times are really changing” said a source in the affected areas who craved anonymity
Another resident also confided in iBrandTV that it was the breaking of the agreement by a group on Sunday that resorted in the dastard operations carried out by the second group on Tuesday.