2 feared dead in Edo cult clash



persons have been reportedly feared dead in a renewed cult clash between members of Black Axe and Eiye confraternity groups in Benin City, state .


The recent clash of rivalry between the groups was said to have  began on Saturday following the beheading of one Ogbomo, allegedly by a rival group. 


Ogbomo was reportedly hacked to at along Esigie street by a four-man assailants at about 4.PM.

Angered by Ogbomo’s , Blueprint gathered that the other group was said to have retaliated his on Monday afternoon. 

An eyewitness who simply identified himself as Okharedia said: “I and other passengers boarded a commercial bus from Ekiosa to New Benin by Upper mission junction.


“half way into the journey, a sallon Audi car drove dangerously from behind- obstructing our Bus and thereby forcing the driver to stop. 


“The next thing was rag-tagged came out of the Audi car, dragged the bus driver out of the steering and fired him at closed rang.


 “There was confusion as they (hoodlums) fired sporacdicall and also dispossed all the passengers of their belongings.


“I strongly suspect it is cult because I heard one of them (cultist) was shot dead on Saturday. I think the and security agencies should act fast,” he stated.  

The spokesman,  Kotongs Bello, said he is yet to briefed on the development.

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