Cult clash: Two hacked to death in Benin

Cult clash: Two hacked to death in Benin

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:42 pm

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By Jethro Ibileke/Benin
A renewed clash between members of Black Axe and Eiye cult gangs, has reportedly resulted in the death of two persons in Benin City, Edo State capital.
The recent clash was said to have began on Saturday following the beheading of one of the victim who was identified simply as Ogbomo, allegedly by a rival group.
He was reportedly hacked to death at about 4pm, along Esigie Street, by four assailants.
Obviously angered by Ogbomo’s death, the other group was said to have retaliated his killing on Monday afternoon, when they way laid and shot dead a commercial bus driver, along 3rd Circular Road, by Esigie Junction.
An eyewitness who simply identified himself as Okharedia, said: “I and other passengers boarded a commercial bus from Ekiosa market to New Benin.
“Half way into the journey, an Audi saloon car drove dangerously from behind-obstructing our bus and forced the driver to stop.
“The next thing was the ragtag gunmen came out of the Audi car, dragged the bus driver out of the steering and fired him at closed range.
“There was confusion as they [the hoodlums] fired sporadically and also dispossessed all the passengers of their belongings.
“I strongly suspect it is cult-killing, because I heard one of them was shot dead on Saturday. I think the government and security agencies should act fast,” he stated.

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