From Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
Eight persons across Edo state, including a 500 level Computer Science student of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma in the central part of the state, Master Osajie Osamudiamen have allegedly been killed in a renewed cult war.
Two of the victims were said to have been shot and killed in Ekpoma, while six persons were also allegedly shot dead in another attack in Benin City, capital of Edo State over the weekend.
Reports have it that the 500 level student was allegedly shot on the head at a close range at a night club at a popular brothel in Ekpoma.
It was learnt that Osajie, who until his death was the head of Burkaneer in Ekpoma, had an issue with a rival cult group which was said to have been settled before he was killed.
Another casualty in the renewed cult clash is a graduating female student of AAU who was said to have been poured acid on the face.
When contacted on the killing in his hotel, the owner of Supreme Hotel, Mr. Felix Akhabue who claimed ignorance on the killing in his hotel, however said a hotel is a public place.
It was further learnt that another victim identified as Master Jonathan, a musician was said to have been killed at Atlantic Hotel, opposite the popular Ekiosa market in the heart of Benin City.
An eye witness who pleaded anonymity told our Correspondent that Jonathan belonged to “Eiye” confraternity group.
Attempts to get police comments on the killings failed as Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo referred newsmen to his PPRO who did not pick several calls made to his phone.