Tension in Ilorin, Kwara state capital over the death of two suspected cultists.
The incident was said to have been an aftermath of the Sunday attack on #EndSARS protesters by suspected cult members around the General Post Office area in the metropolis.
The head of one of the deceased was severed from the body and deposited on top of the General Post Office flyover bridge in the metropolis.
The second victim’s corpse was said to have been found around Unity area also in the state capital.
The incident sent panic and fears down the spines of many residents of the town in the early hours of yesterday, as some traders in Post Office and Challenge areas could not open their stalls for business.
The beheaded victim was identified as Yusuf aka Lucifer and said to have been involved in Sunday attack against the protesters, while the identity of the second victim was not yet known.
It was gathered that members of rival cult groups met during the EndSARS protest and renewed their rivalry, despite being cautioned by the protesters not to disrupt the protest.
Spokespersons of the state police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) commands Ajayi Okasanmi and Olasunkanmi Ayeni confirmed the incident.
But Okasanmi said that only one person, whose head was found atop Flyover Bridge died to the incident, adding that the state police 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 are not aware of the death of any other person as regards the protest,” he said.
Ayeni, who was at the scene alongside some men of the corps, said relevant agencies had been contacted for the evacuation of the severed head.
Ayeni, who urged the residents of Ilorin to be security conscious owing to the current mood of the nation, also called for calm among
“ENDSARS” protesters so as not to allow questionable characters take advantage of the protest to commit crime.