No fewer than 7 persons have been killed and several persons injured in a war that erupted between cult groups in Otukpo, Benue State.
a group of suspected cultists were said to have clashed, leaving six people dead.
The cult groups on Sunday morning took over the ancient town, brandishing guns and cutlasses.
An eyewitness reveals that eight people were killed at different places within the town, but the council chairman confirmed six dead.
According to the eyewitness, “Two of the victims were killed at a popular drug (marijuana) joint known as Banana Island, while another victim who owns a barber’s shop at Akpa Street was shot outside his shop.”
The eyewitness added, “The fourth person was killed along Uloko Lane, while four others were killed at several locations.”
Chairman of the local government council, Mr. George Alli, said efforts were on to apprehend the suspects.
“We have confirmed the death of six persons this afternoon. I’m still expecting a clearer picture about this because we are going to come with a special squad to go after them,” Alli said.