A man, identified as Aniyikaye, has been hacked to death by suspected cult members in the Owoope area of Osogbo.

Sources in the area told Punch’s correspondent that the entire neighborhood was in panic when the assailants, who were harmed with different weapons, attacked the victim, who was alleged to be a member of another cult.

A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a police van which arrived at the scene after the attackers fled, took Aniyikaye’s corpse away.

After the killing, 10 suspected cultists were reportedly arrested during raids on black spots in Osogbo, the state capital, by men of the Amotekun Corps and the Joint Task Force.

During the raid, a suspect, who allegedly engaged the team in a gun duel, was shot in the leg.

A security source privy to the operation said the raid was carried out after the killing in the Owo-Ope area.

He said, “Our intention is to rid the state of crime. One of the cultists was also injured after he violently attacked us. He is receiving treatment at a hospital now.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.

She said, “The man killed was suspected to be a member of a rival cult. Investigation has commenced to get to the root of the incident.”

On the number of suspected cultists arrested after the raid, Opalola asked for time to ascertain the figure, adding that she had not been properly briefed.

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