Palpable tension has enveloped Ilorin, the Kwara state capital over the murder of a notorious cultist, Bayo Ajia around noon today, Monday.
Ajia was one of the ring leaders of the Aiye Confraternity, a notorious cult group that has grown in recent times.
An eye-witness, Alhaji Yekini Ishola, who operates a commercial motor vehicle popularly known as Okada around the area told Sahara Reportersnews that the incidence happened at about 12:34pm on Monday at the Car washing place of Mr. Ajia under the popular Stadium Bridge along Taiwo Road, Ilorin.
Taiwo road, as popularly called, is Ilorin’s commercial nerve centre. Ajia was said to have been killed in cold blood helplessly by an alleged rival cult group whose identity is yet to be determined as at press time.
He was said to have been shot at severally by his assailants. When it seemed that, that would not bring him down, he was said to have been brutally hatched with machetes.
Ilorin has witnessed a resurgence of cult-related violence in the last four years.
The cult groups and their affiliates receded during the tenure of former Governor and now Senate President Bukola Saraki due to stringent laws criminalizing the secret groups and an enhanced policing.
With Ajia’s killing, the relative peace being enjoyed in Ilorin is now effectively shattered as Ajia’s cult members and others would swing into full force in avenging the killing of one of their big guns.