A 10-year-old girl simply identified as Mariam reportedly died from a serious gunshot wound sustained as suspected cult members clash at Oja Oba, Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
According to eyewitnesses, the suspected cult groups Eye and Aye confraternities stormed the market and began shooting indiscriminately and the gunshots hit Mariam and her three-year-old brother, Abdulraheem.
Marian lost so much blood and passed on while her brother is currently receiving treatment.
The Aiye members were said to have trailed a rival member known as Efo to a place close to the market where they opened fire at him leading to an exchange of gunshots between the rival cultgroups.
Mariam and Abdulraheem were with their mother, Kehinde, who sells bread at a stand within the market, when a stray bullet hit them.
A young man identified as Sulyman was also said to have been hacked to death during the clash.
Spokesperson of the state police command said investigation has commenced into the unfortunate incident but said he isn’t aware of the fatalities.