Rival cult clashes claim 2 in Benue
Rival cult clashes on Monday night claimed two lives in Makurdi metropolis.
Police spokesperson in the state, SP. Daniel Ezeala, said the incidents occurred at two different locations of the state capital at 9:30pm and 10pm respectively.
He said police received information of the first attack by the cultists on an 18-year-old along Chief Abu King Shuluwa road, Wurukum area of the town and that on getting to the scene, the police met a corpse.
He added that the corpse was identified by father of the deceased, Nathaniel Mbachum of Akpehe village, Makurdi.
Ezeala said the deceased body which has already been deposited at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital’s morgue was ridden with bullets and machete cuts.
“The deceased was said to be a notorious armed robber as well as a cultist,” he said.
He added that the second incident occurred at mechanic village in Apir, a suburb of the town where two cult groups fought and killed a yet-to-be identified young man.
He said no arrest has been made, but that investigation has commenced.
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