Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State was on Sunday gripped by tension following the killing of over five persons in what was described as a clash of two rival cult groups in the area.
Although the cause of the violence was still unknown on Sunday morning, a resident of the town said over five persons had been killed since the attacks started on Saturday night.
The suspected cultists were said to have gone on a shooting spree leaving the community members scampered for safety.
Residents of the community have appealed to the state Government to beam search light on growing rival cult clashes in the town.
Police Public Relations Officer ASP Sunday Abutu who confirmed the incident said one person has been arrested while officers are on the trail of others.
Police have increased surveillance in the town by conducting stop and search on vehicles coming in and out of the town.