Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The Ondo State Police Command has confirmed a reprisal attack between rival cult groups in Akungba Akoko town of Akoko Southwest local government area in the state.
Western Post reliably gathered that two persons were reportedly shot dead during the attack in the University host community on Wednesday evening.
The Ondo State Police PRO, Mr. tee-leo Ikoro told Western Post that the Wednesday attack was as a result of the killing of Mr. Babatunde Adeluka.
Adeluka, a 40-year-old Alumnus of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), was assassinated in a popular Helina hotel at Ijapo area of Akure, Ondo state capital on boxing day.
However, Adeluka was shot dead inside the hotel premises where he lodged on Saturday.
It was gathered that Adeluka was trailed to the hotel by three armed men after attending a function in Akure.
He was shot at the bar of the hotel where he relaxed to take a drink.
An alleged cult member who reportedly died in the Wednesday gun battle was simply identified as “AY Killer”.
The Police, however, said it has started an investigation into the attacks and brief journalists as soon as possible.