Fear has reportedly gripped the residents of Ilesa following the gruesome murder of four people in a cult related clash.
The latest deadly encounter started last Sunday after some suspected cultists from Eye Aye confraternities clashed.
Two suspected cultists were killed on Sunday night.
They were identified as Machine and S. Kay.
It was gathered that the two were found dead after an exchange of gunshots at the Imo area of the town.
A source in the area disclosed that one of the victims was killed in front of a beer parlour while the other was found dead at Imo junction close to the bar.
However, apparently on reprisal mission, another gang of cultists struck on Tuesday afternoon killing two persons at Sabo area, along Ilesa/Akure express road.
Security sources told journalists that the victims were two young men and that they were forced to alight from a moving vehicle at Sabo by some suspected Aye cultists.
Immediately they left the vehicle, the young men identified as Lekan, aged 28, and Sunday, aged 25, their attackers shot them dead on the heads.
Both victims were said to be residents of Muslim Area in Ilesa and they were alleged to be members of Eiye cult group.
It was gathered that four expended cartridges were recovered at the scene of the onslaught.
Their remains have been taken to a morgue in the town as police have launched manhunt for the fleeing cultists.
Meanwhile, The Ijesa Youth Forum has expressed deep concern regarding the recurring incidents of insecurity in Ilesa .
The Youth Forum in a press release issued by its Public Relations Officer Komolafe Tolulope Joshua noted that the recent incidents in Ilesa where four lives were tragically lost due what they described as a combination of insecurity and yet-to-be-identified factors propelled them to speak out.
They extended their condolences to the affected families noting that the current situation represent a distressing pattern that has left Ijesa Community in a state of unease
The Group while acknowledging the efforts of the Osun State Police Command in maintaining security amidst the nationwide surge in insecurity implored the Command to urgently take immediate and decisive action to restore law and order within Ilesa .
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