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7 people killed in cult clash in Edo State

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A renewed cult clash has claimed the lives of seven persons across Edo state, including a 500 level Computer Science student of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma.

Cult Clash
Cult clash

Osajie Osamudiamen, the 500 level student was shot in the head at close range in a night club in Supreme Hotel at Ekpoma.

One Jonathan, musician was killed at Atlantic hotel, opposite the popular Ekiosa market in the heart of Benin.
Jonathan was also shot in the head at a close range.

An eye witness who pleaded anonymity said Jonathan belonged to a popular cult group called “eiye” confraternity.
The eye witness said the resultant effect of Jonathan’s death was what spark up the reprisal attack among the various cult group.

He added that on Saturday about five persons were killed in different locations around Upper Sakponba area of Benin.

He however lamented that the police seems unaware or if aware, they are helpless on how to curtain the killings.

In Ekpoma, source told Nation that Osajie who was until his death the head of Burkaneer in Ekpoma, had an issue with a rival cult group which was said to have been settle before he killed.

Another casualty in the renew cult clash is a graduating female student of AAU who had acid poured on her face.
When contacted to react on the killing in his hotel, the owner of Supreme hotel, Mr Felix Akhabue who claimed ignorant of the killing in his hotel, however said a hotel is a public place.
Attempt made to get police comments on the cults killings failed as the commissioner of police , Edo State , CP Foluso Adebanjo refereed our reporter to his PPRO who failed to pick several calls put across to him .

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