Ambassador Sheikh Uthnan-AbdulAzeez, the National President of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (lEDPU), has confirmed that 45 youths from various families were murdered by some suspected cult members in Ilorin between 2017 till date.

Uthnan-AbdulAzeez gave the figure in Ilorin on Tuesday at an interactive session organized by the Union with Islamic clerics and Chief Imams of various mosques.

Bounce News reports that the interactive session was aimed at reminding the clerics to center their sermons during Ramadan and beyond on eradicating social vices.

The IEDOU National President described the killing of 45 youths in the town between 2017 and now by some suspected cult members as alarming.

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Uthman-AbdulAzeez urged Islamic clerics in the state to complement the effort of eradicating cultism and other vices in the state through their sermons.

He said several residents of the Ilorin Emirate and beyond were living in perpetual fear of insecurity.

“It saddens the Union that several youths in Ilorin are now smoking Indian hemp including some Islamic clerics”, he said.

The lEDPU frowned at what he described as alarming rate of sales and dealing with human parts in various parts of the state and asked the clerics to openly condemn such acts.

Uthnan-AbdilAzeez advised the Islamic clerics to shun rivalry among themselves and see themselves as one indivisible entity.

The Chief Imam of Radio Kwara Ilorin, Uztas Olayiwola Abdulsalam in his remark, urged his colleagues to always be conscious of what they write and utter during sermons to ensure a peaceful society.