Two young boys stabbed to death in Ilorin

Two young boys identified as Lukman and Kudus have been stabbed to death at Adifa and Centre Igboro area of Ilorin, Kwara State capital.

The incident was said to have occurred on Friday night at about 11.30pm.

According to the police, the attack was reportedly carried out by a group of boys led by one Habeeb Ganiyu, of the Agbarere area of Ilorin, who allegedly stabbed the deceased several times in the chest.

The state police spokesman, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the development in Ilorin on Saturday said the victims were rushed to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital by operatives of the Oja-Oba Police station after responding to a distress call.

Okasanmi added that the boys were, however, confirmed dead immediately on arrival at the teaching hospital by doctors on duty.

The PPRO disclosed that Habeeb, who led the group that carried out the vicious attack was also seriously injured and is now under arrest.

The State Commissioner of Police, CP Tuesday Assayomo, has ordered a discreet investigation into the matter, by deploying strategies to arrest the fleeing attackers.

CP Assayomo vowed that anybody found to have contributed to the ugly process that led to the death of the victims would be arrested and made to bear the full weight of the law.

He assured the people of the area in particular and Kwara State in general of their safety and security at all times.

He advised lawbreakers to vacate Kwara State, as anyone arrested for committing any crime would be arrested and dealt with in accordance with the laws of the land.


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