No fewer than four persons, including tea sellers, a commercial driver and road side traders have been shot dead by gunmen operating on motorcycles.
The killing occured around Sabo and Igba area of Ondo town.
A source said it was some cultists that attacked a rival cult group.
Another source said the mission of the gunmen was unknown as they shot sporadically, killing three persons in Sabo and one person at Igba.
It was gathered a commercial driver that stopped to eat in the area was shot dead.
Ondo Police spokesman, SP Fumilayo Odunlami, said she would issue a statement after getting proper brief.
But a police source in Ondo town confirmed the killings.
The police source said the gunmen were armed robbers who attempted to rob residence and traders in the area.
This is coming days after some terrorists attacked St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, killing about 40 people.