It was, however, gathered from residents of Ibadan on Saturday that the six persons were killed in different locations in Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan by the people suspected to Badoo who operated in the same manner they operated in Lagos state.
The first incident, according to a resident who asked not to be named, occurred at Abatakan, near Ojoo, about one month ago, where four persons were said to have been killed.
He added that the second case occurred in Fatokun area of Moniya, also in Akinyele Local Government Area, about two weeks ago. One person was said to have been killed.
The source disclosed that the third incident took place at Olomowewe in Akingbile on Saturday, August 24, where one person was killed.
The assailants were reported to have used grinding stones to smash the heads of their victims, wiping their blood with handkerchiefs, and dumping the corpses without stealing anything from them.
According to report, one of the survivors of the suspected ritual killers is receiving treatment at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, while another, who had been treated at a different hospital, is said to have been discharged.
The alleged killings have made some residents to reduce the time they spend outside while some people decided to remain indoors especially at night.
“They enter people houses not only at night but anytime they notice there is someone inside and there is available entrance for them, they smash their victim with grinding stone on head and use cloth to clean their blood and escape with the cloth.
“Please, let make sure we always lock our doors and never open door to see someone we don’t know knocking our doors. Abo Olorun a daju lori wa o. Lets pass it to our people.”
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, while reacting, however, said that the conclusion that the killings were perpetuated by Badoo group has not been confirmed and he added that the police have commenced investigation.
“The Police has commenced investigating into the matter. Concerted efforts are being put in place to clampdown on the hoodlums. Adequate security have been emplaced in those areas to protect lives and property of the people.”