Edo Boils As Cult War Resumes
….Police says Two Dead
….. Eyewitness Recoded 8 dead so far
Cult Rivalries seem to have resumed in Edo state following the recent spate of Killings in some parts of the state capital.
An eyewitness and residence, who pleaded for anonymity, gave account on how some suspected Aiye, (Black Axe), Cult Group attacked a young man said to be a member of Rivalry Cult Group, Eiye confraternity at Good Samaritan, Iyase and traditional ground all in Uselu Quarters Benin City living the victims dead.
According to a source who Spoke with NAIJA CENTER NEWS, NCN, disclosed that, a total of eight victims have been Reportedly killed since the renewed rivalry between the deadly Cult Group.
As a form of reprisal, another attack was said to have caused panic when the allies stormed the area in search of the killers of the first victim of attack.
Report reaching NAIJA CENTER NEWS says brothers of the Murdered boy, went on rampage at Anigboro, Iyase Street parading guns and cutlasses and other weapons of mass destruction in search of the fleeing cult gang for reprisal.
“So far, Eight People have been killed since on Tuesday. Three of the dead persons were killed near the Traditional ground.
While Five people around Medical Stalls Road were murdered, bringing to Eight now we have recorded. “Belgium Rat” also called Bidemi and “Selebobo” were killed near Uselu Park and Iyase area in Uselu here. Aiye started the fight when they killed Bidemi with an Axe. After Killing him they shouted “Aiyesman” shooting sporadically. As part of revenge from Eiye group, Selebobo was killed which no has led to other killings,” Eyewitness said.
Confirming the incidents, the Edo State Police Command Spokeperson, DSP Chidi Uwanbuzor, said the incident happened on February 12, 2020 at 21.05 pm.
He gave the names of the Cult-killed-Victim as Uyi Irughe, 26-year-old and 30-year-old Osato Monday respectively.
Although, the Police Spokeperson did not give the names of the Rivary Cult Groups, but the eyewitness said, one Bidemi fondly called, “Belguim Rat” and his opposition member of another group, “Selebobo” initiated the brawl that has now led to eight, (8) deads recorded and still counting in the space of two days.
However, DSP Chidi Nwanbuzor, said, two(2) suspected Persons have been arrested and currently under investigation with one life Catridge and cut to size gun recovered from them.
He said the lifeless body of the victims have been deposited at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, Benin.