Student Killed In Suspected Cult Clash

Student Killed In Suspected Cult Clash
Ekiti State map. Photo: ekitistate.gov.ng

A yet to be identified man but believed to be a student of the Ekiti State University (EKSU) has been reported killed by suspected cultists in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

The man was said to have been hacked to death with a machete at Osekita area of Iworoko-Ekiti in what some witnesses claimed was a clash of two rival cult groups.

Channels Television also gathered that the victim was allegedly shot several times before he was hacked to death.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Alberto Adeyemi, confirmed the killing as a clash of rival cultists.

Adeyemi, a Superintendent of Police, said men of the State Police Command got wind of the clash but “by the time our men got there, they had macheted him to death.”

He said police have begun an investigation into the killing and would soon arrest the culprits and bring them to justice.

But the body of the victim was reportedly left on the road after he was killed; a development some locals said might lead to reprisals and pandemonium in the community.

One of the students living in the community said, “at about 7:30 pm (Tuesday), we began to hear the gunshots and a pandemonium followed.”

“What we learned was that it was an ambush on the victim. His assailants caught up with him on his way and shot him after which they dealt him machete blows in his head. We are now living in fear because there may be reprisals.”

One Person Killed In Rivers Cult Clash

One Person Killed In Rivers Cult ClashResidents of Ozuoba community in Rivers State woke up on Monday to face the reality of a cult clash that led to the death of a young man.

They said the mayhem, which took place on Sunday night, was a reprisal attack by a rival cult group who claimed that one of their members had been killed by the deceased’s group.

Witnesses said after the assailants allegedly stabbed their victim to death, they went on rampage, as they attacked anyone in sight and burned down at least three houses.

Spokesman for the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

Mr omoni said the situation has been brought under control, while efforts are ongoing to apprehend the suspects and bring them to book.

13 Killed In Cult War In Ogba Egbema Ndoni LGA Rivers

cultResidents of Omoku and Obrikom in Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area in Rivers State have been thrown into pandemonium as gunmen stormed their communities and unleashed terror on the people.

Eyewitnesses say both communities have become ghost towns as residents have fled for safety from a cult clash which they said lasted for two days.

According to them, seven persons were reportedly shot dead in Omoku and six others in Obrikom.

Confirming the cult clash, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ahmad Mohammed, said that the Rivers Police Command has deployed more men from MOPOL19 and 56 Port Harcourt to the affected areas to restore order.

In a telephone conversation with our correspondent, the Police Public Relations Officer also stated that the Rivers State Command is currently on the trail of the warring parties, reiterating its resolve to maintain its onslaught against criminality in the state.