10 feared killed in Edo varsity cult war

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At least 10 persons, including a final year medical student, were reportedly killed Tuesday night by suspected cultists at Edo state-owned Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
The tragic incident was said to have occurred at a private graduation party around Judges Quarters in the town.
The development is coming amidst scores of killings arising from disagreement between Eiye and Black Axe confraternity group in Benin City, the state capital.
According to a witness who craved for anonymity, trouble started when two men suddenly engaged in a fight.
The witness said: “people tried to separate the combatants but one of them claimed his cloth had been torn and insisted that it must be paid for.” Continuing, the witness stated that the man thereafter left with his friends, “only to return with guns, in search of the person that fought him.
“On sighting his opponent, they opened fire on him and those who separated the fight,” the witness said.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr.
Johnson Kokumo who confirmed the clash yesterday however said only one student died while four others sustained injury.
Kokumo said: “I am currently in Osun state for national assignment.
But the report reaching me does not confirm 10 deaths “I got wind of the incident that five people were shot in a cult rivalry…
the people at war were members of different cult groups.
“Arrests have been made.
I think four or six people have been arrested with weapons recovered.
I do not know whether all of them (victims) actually died.” The Public Relations Officer of the varsity, Mr.
Edward Aihevba, could not be reached for comments.

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