A rival group clash at Agbowo junction, opposite the University of Ibadan main gate has left a suspected cultist dead.
It was gathered that the cultist identified as Eboto has been allegedly shot dead by a rival cult group on Monday night by some rival cultists who stormed the area in the afternoon and were allegedly hunting one another over an issue yet to be identified.
Recounting the incident, a young female trader at Agbowo UI who claimed anonymity, said a regular customer at her mother’s shop had earlier alerted her on the need for her to close early.
She claimed the warning was taken with a pinch of salt until late in the night when gunshots and stampede, earlier experienced in the afternoon resumed later in the night leading to the death of Eboto.
It was also gathered that at about 8 pm most of the shop owners, commercial motorcyclists and passengers scampered for safety when gunshots were fired repeatedly by the suspected cultists.
The development did not only stir panic among pedestrians but also forced the area to be deserted earlier than expected according to eyewitness accounts.
Reports have it that though no security operatives arrived to quell the clash was but normalcy had been restored following the presence of police operatives in the area.
The Oyo State Police Command is yet to react to the incident or confirmed the death of the suspected cultist.