More suspects in connection with Sunday’s cult clash in Ikera Ekiti, the local government area of Ikera state of Ekiti, were arrested by Nigerian police on Monday.
The clash, which police said was caused by “rivalry and show of strength” between the two cult groups, killed six people and several others with various injuries from shootings and machete cuts.
According to the state ‘s public relations officer, ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the arrest of another 35 suspects, the latest arrests have led to a total of 45 arrests.
“A combined team of security personnel called to the scene when news of the incident reached the command has restored peace to the city as the street patrol continues,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nigerian police said on Sunday that they had arrested 10 suspects in connection with the brutal killings, according to the Niger News Agency.