Rival Cults Clash Claims Two In Edo


Two persons have been reportedly killed in a renewed cult clash between two rival groups in Benin, Edo State.

It was gathered that the rivalry between the cult groups began on Saturday following the killing of one Ogbomo, allegedly carried out by rival group.

Ogbomo was said to have been killed by a four-man gang at about 4pm along Esigie Street, 3rd Circular Road, Benin on Saturday.

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Irked by the killing of Ogbomo,
It was learnt that the other rival group on Monday afternoon retaliated with the killing of a commercial bus driver along 3rd Circular road by Esigie junction.

An eyewitness who identified himself as Okharedia said, “I and other passengers boarded a commercial bus from Ekiosa market to New Benin by Upper Mission Junction. Halfway into the journey, an Audi car overtook us and forced the driver to stop.

“The next thing the gunmen came out of the Audi car and dragged the bus driver out and shot him at closed range.”

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When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer in Edo State, SP Kotongs Bello said he was not aware of the development as the divisional police officer in charge of the area was yet to brief the command.

He added that the divisional police officers of various police stations usually brief the command of any development, saying, “I am not aware of this one.”


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