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Two Dead As Cult Groups Clash In Cross River

Two people have reportedly died on Friday evening after cultists group engaged in a dirty fight in Calabar, the capital city of Cross River State.

According to the report, residents were made to flee from their businesses on Friday, May 15 after the Klanz and Aze cultists group re-engaged in a fight which resulted in the death of two young men.

Naija News learnt that one of the deceased was killed on Friday morning when the fight started, while the second was killed in the evening hour at a different location in the state capital.

On his part, Governor Ben Ayade’s Security Adviser, Ani Esin while reacting to the incident on Saturday morning condemned the act which he described as regrettable.

He said, “I am aware of the clash which occurred yesterday (Friday) and two persons were gunned down.”

“The incident occurred at St Mary Street off Ekpo Abasi and Ibeku Street by Ikom Street. The cult groups trailed their suspects and hacked them down.

“When I spoke with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), he confirmed that two suspected cultists were gunned down. The incident occurred between the Klanx and Axe members. The victims are one Klanx and one Axe.”

“The Community assisted in arresting one of the suspects at the scene and handed him over to the Mbukpa Police Station”.

Mr Esin, however, urged parents to keep watch over the activities of their children.

He added, “Those who are already there should find ways to leave the cult groups. It doesn’t pay to belong to cult groups and you don’t gain anything dead.”

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Military has disclosed that another batch of 603 former Boko Haram fighters will be reintegrated into the society by June 2020.

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