By Samuel Faleye, Akure
Â Two persons reportedlyÂ Â lost their lives in Ondo,headquarters of Ondo west local government area of the state,Â Â following a bloody clash involving two rival cult groups in the ancient town.
Â Sources said the incidents which happened on Monday and TuesdayÂ Â occurred at two different locations in Okesida and Odojomu areas, during which people living in the affected areas sought for safety.
Â Eye witness said before the incident occurred one of the deceased popularly called Segun Garbar, had came to the area at about 9 pmÂ Â and went to a relaxation joint also located in the vicinity.
But not long after he entered,it was learnt that three persons who came on a motorbike were sightedÂ Â close to the relaxation joint.Â
Unknown to late Garba, the three men were said to have accosted him and shot him and also inflicted injuries on him with dangerous weapons.
Â It was learnt that as a result of this development,there was pandemonium as people quickly deserted the area.
Economic activities were also paralysed as shop owners hurriedly locked their stalls for safety.
Â Consequently,policemen from Enuowa divisional police station arrived the spot and rushed the victim to the nearby hospital, before he was later confirmed dead by doctors.
Â When our correspondent visited the scene of the incident, the deceased was found in his own blood.
Similarly, a pair of shoes said to be owned by the victim was at the spot while blood stainÂ Â littered the whole area.
The circumstances surrounding the death of Garbar wass yet to be ascertained
However there were speculations that his death might have been as a result of reprisal attack from the last saturday incident in which one Korede Awosika was also murdered by unknown cultists said to have a link with the late Garbar.
As at press time,some people have been arrested including a lady said to be girlfriend of the late Korede, who was earlier murdered in the town.
The Divisional Police Officer(DPO) in charge of Enuowa Divisional,Kunle Omisakin, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) confirmed the report and said someÂ Â people had been invited over the matter
He added that they would be taken to Ondo State Police Command in Akure for further investigations.