Two killed in renewed cult war in Cross River

​A renewed cult war has claimed two lives in Cross River State. One was killed in Calabar south and the other in Calabar Municipal. The killings occurred on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

An eyewitness said that the two young men were killed in the renewed cult clash between two rivalry cult groups in Calabar on Saturday and Sunday.

“One was killed at Nyahasang close to a transformer (Calabar Municipal) while the other was killed at Dr Dean in Mbukpa in Calabar South local government area.”

He further said that the Nyahasang incident occurred on Sunday morning while the Dr Dean incident occurred on Saturday by 7pm.

The police spokesperson is yet to comment on the incident.

However, a reliable police source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that three young men had been arrested with machetes and a locally made pistol by Mbukpa Police station.

“The two cult groups are Klans and Axe men. Somebody from Klans killed an Axe man on Saturday and this morning there was a reprisal from Axe men,” he stated.

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