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Stray bullet kills man during cult clash in Osun

A stray bullet has killed a man simply identified as Olorunwa during a clash between some repentant and active cultists in Irojo, Ilesa in Osun State.

According to a source, the victim went to buy cowpea for his breakfast when he was hit by stray bullet.

It was gathered that the cult clash started on Tuesday when a leader of a cult group identified as Solo Iwara, who came from Iwaraja, launched the attack against the renounced cultists in Ilesa.

The source said after a gun duel on Tuesday, Solo Iwara allegedly launched another attack on Wednesday morning.

A witness who craved anonymity said Olorunwa, who worked in a sawmill in the area, was an easy-going person.

The police Public Relations Officer of Osun State Command, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.

Meanwhile, Arojo of Irojo, Olusegun Akeju, in an interview said he has called the attention of security agencies to the development immediately he heard the sound of gunshot, urging the aggrieved residents of the area to allow the law to take its course.

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