Suspected cultists kill Benson Idahosa University student in Benin



Jethro Ibileke/Benin

The raging war among suspected cultists in Edo State has again claimed the life of Ohio Tobi, a student of the Benson Idahosa University (BIU), Benin.

The victim was said to be the only child of a former General Manager of the Edo Broadcasting Service, Mrs. Sidi Lawal-Igioh.

While a version of the story had it that the victim was hit by a stray bullet in a sporadic shooting by hoodlums who robbed some shops around the university Sunday evening, another version had it that the victim was a target of the cultists.

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Other persons injured in the attack are currently receiving treatment in an hospital.

Edo Police spokesman, DSP Moses Nkombe, said he was yet to get full details of the killing.

He promised to get back to our reporter after getting report from the Divisional Police Officer in the area.

An official of the institution who pleaded anonymity, however confirmed the incident, saying it was cult-related.

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