A man but believed to be a student of the Ekiti State University (EKSU) has been reportedly killed by suspected cultists in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
The man was said to have been hacked to death with a machete at Osekita area of Iworoko-Ekiti.
One of the students living in the community, who asked not to be named because of the sensitive nature of the incident, said the victim was allegedly shot several times before he was hacked to death.
“What we learned was that it was an ambush on the victim. His assailants caught up with him on his way and shot him after which they dealt him machete blows in his head. We are now living in fear because there may be reprisals.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Alberto Adeyemi, confirmed the killing as a clash of rival cultists on Wednesday.
Adeyemi, a Superintendent of Police, said men of the State Police Command got wind of the clash but “by the time our men got there, they had macheted him to death.”
He said police have begun an investigation into the killing and would soon arrest the culprits and bring them to justice.