Eight dead in bloody Edo cult war

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By Jethro Ibileke

No fewer than eight people have been reportedly killed in the last 24 hours in a fierce rivalry between two cult confraternities, in Benin, Edo State.

The incident has set the state capital boiling, with the eight confirmed deaths occurring at various locations in the city.

Two of the victims were reportedly killed at Uselu-Ugbowo axis of Benin, while Irhirhi, Ogunmwenhi, and Egor axis have one casualty each, making a total of five killed on Wednesday in the clash.

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It was also gathered that three more were killed in the early hours of Thursday in the Egor axis, all in one place and at the same time, making a total of eight deaths within twenty-four hours.

At the time of writing this report, details of circumstances leading to the cult war still remain unknown.

Calls made to the Edo State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, for confirmation were unsuccessful.

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