There was an uneasy calm in some parts of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Thursday as gunmen, suspected to be cultists, struck and killed one person.

The victim, simply identified as Abbey was shot dead around Ikokoro area, off Niger road, in Ilorin.

The unidentified gunmen, believed to be of a rival cult group, stormed the area at about 2.45PM and allegedly went straight to the apartment of the victim and murdered him.

The victim was said to have been a member of another notorious cult syndicate.

NAN learnt that while some residents stayed indoors during a fierce gunfight that ended Abbey’s life, shop owners hurriedly locked up their shops to avoid being caught in the crossfire.

A resident, who pleaded anonymity, said the area and its immediate environ, became deserted immediately the fracas began.

When NAN visited the scene, the remains of the victim were said to have been evacuated.

A similar incident occurred around the same Ikokoro Area in 2016, where a suspected cult member, Wasiu Adanri, was murdered.

The Public Relations Officer of the Kwara Police Command, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed that a life was lost in the cult clash.

He however said no arrest had been made yet was yet but assured that the command was on the trail of the suspects.