Korede Adeyanju, a fresh graduate of University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), has been killed by a cult group known as Badoo, in Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos.

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Adeyanju, who studied History Education in UNILORIN, was attacked in his residence on Friday, Punch reports.

A mortar was smashed on his head by the notorious cultists, after which he was rushed to the Ikorodu General Hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Kehinde Adeyanju, the victim’s uncle, said members of Badoo cult, a group that has been terrorising Ikorodu residents, were behind the attack.

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“He finished schooling last year and was awaiting the national service. When the call up was delayed, he decided to start working as a cashier in a sports betting centre in order to get busy; he started the job last Monday,” the uncle said.

“He had returned from work on Thursday and was chatting on the phone with some of his friends till the early hours of Friday, when the men entered the room.

“They had tried getting in through the sitting room, but the burglar-proof bars prevented them. They later went in through the bedroom after removing the burglar-proof bars, which probably were not strong enough.

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“From what we saw, it appeared that he struggled with them before they overpowered him and smashed his skull with a mortar which they also left behind.

“He was the only one in the room at that time. There were other people living in the house, because it is a six-flat building; but I am surprised that nobody heard the struggle and raised the alarm.

“I am aware that the gang also attempted to break into the landlord’s house, but they only succeeded in tearing his net; they couldn’t break the burglar-proof bars.

“He was the only one in the room at that time. There were other people living in the house, because it is a six-flat building; but I am surprised that nobody heard the struggle and raised the alarm.

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“I am aware that the gang also attempted to break into the landlord’s house, but they only succeeded in tearing his net; they couldn’t break the burglar-proof bars,” Adeyanju recounted.

Adeyanju added that the killings have been going on in the community and the government has to put a stop to it.

“This has been going on for years and it is time to stop it. We believe the community leaders have a hand in the killings. When one of the cult members was arrested sometime ago, he insisted on seeing one of the community leaders before he would talk. We want the government to get to the root of this matter and bring the perpetrators to justice,” Adeyanju said.

The 22-year old graduate was awaiting his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation programme.

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