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Friday, 5 January 2018

Two feared dead, police officer injured in Cross River cult clash.

Two youths were reportedly murdered and a police man critically injured at a renewed cult war in Iso Bendege community of Boki Local government area of Cross River state.

The youths suspected to be cultists, reigned terror in a war of supremacy, forcing residents to flee into bush and leaving two persons dead with a police man critically injured.

The community which is located in Boki Local government of the state was put into confusion late Thursday night when family celebration was cut short after rival cults declared war in the community.

According to DAILY POST investigations, the cult groups bunt down several houses and two persons believed to be members of one of the cults were killed.

Some members of the community have since gone into hiding in the bush with their families for fear of being cut in the cross fire.

A victim, Agi Obogo said from hiding that the whole community has flown into the bush. “Please don’t call this line, I can’t talk from here because I am afraid. I don’t want to be found. There is chaos in the community and we are all in the bush.

“They are burning down our houses and they are killing anybody on sight. I don’t know how many people they have killed now but as at yesterday before we ran out of the village, two persons were already dead”.

The Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Irene Ugbo confirmed the incident, adding that two persons have been killed from one of the cult groups and a policeman was shot.

“The Police is aware of the incident, it is a cult related issue but by the grace of God, we have been able to deploy our men of PMS, even our conventional men are also there to make sure the area is calm.

“As hard as it is, when our men were deployed earlier, they were attacked and one policeman was shot but he is doing fine, nevertheless, as I am talking to you, the area is calm. Military personnel have also been deployed,” Irene said.