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Cultists go on rampage, kill eight in Benin

By News Express on 20/02/2019

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The ongoing cult war between the Aye and Eiye confraternities has led to the killing of eight persons in different parts of Benin City, Edo State in the last three days.

Palpable fear has continued to grip residents following another gruesome killing of an undergraduate identified as John Terry by gunmen suspected to be cultists on Monday night during a rival cult clash. Terry was killed along Upper Uwa Street off M.M. Way Benin City.

Sources said he was engaged as polling agent to one of the political parties in the February 16th botched general elections. According to eyewitnesses, Terry was beaten to death with rods and sticks by his assailants.

A father of four simply identified as Africa was yesterday morning hacked to death at Aifuwa Junction after shots fired at him did not penetrate his body. His body was dumped at the Central Hospital mortuary.

At Three House area, Upper Sokponba in Ikpoba-Okha local government area, traders and shop owners scampered for safety as suspected cultists robbed passers-by and shot into the air. Two boys belonging to rival cult group were shot dead.

A pharmaceutical shop owner who pleaded for anonymity said over 20 persons ran into his shop when the shooting started and they laid on the floor to avoid being hit by stray bullets, adding that traders around the area now close their shops from 7:30p.m. since Sunday.

“I was inside my shop when I received a call that I should lock it and go home because the area was about to scatter. As I stood up to tell my boys to lock up, I saw people running into my store to take refuge. All of us were on the floor while the shootings were on. We later heard many people were robbed while two boys were killed.”

In December last year, Governor Godwin Obaseki had unveiled a security architecture in the state, known as “Operation Wabaizigan” (Stop All Bad Things) with brand new 30 Hilux vans, 50 patrol vehicles equipped with communications gadgets, two APC vehicles and motorcycles.

The Edo State police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said the police have set up security measures to make sure the city is safe and well protected. He urged residents in the state to be patient as the focus was on the general election.

A security source said the renewed killings since last Saturday was linked to the money released by political parties for the now postponed general elections.

Excerpted from The Guardian report

Source News Express

Posted 20/02/2019 11:50:31 AM





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