21st August, 2017
The police in Kwara have arrested 11 suspects over cult-related killings and clashes in the state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
NAN gathered that the suspects were arrested by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID).
A police source told NAN in Ilorin on Monday that those arrested were suspected members of the Eiye and Aiye confraternities.
According to the source, the suspects were arrested at their hide out in Kulende area of Ilorin following a marching order for their arrest by the Police Commissioner, Ado Lawan.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the arrest of the 11 suspects.
He said the police would not relent until the state was rid of cultism and other crimes.
NAN recalls that the Ilorin Emirate Descendant Union (IEDPU) had revealed that nearly 30 people had been killed by cultists within the last six months.
The National President of the union, Alhaji Abdulhammed Adi, who spoke at a stakeholders meeting in Ilorin, expressed concern on the rise in cult-related killings in the state.