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Graduate, Four Others Killed In Brutal Cult Clash In Edo

Posted by Victor on Tue 24th Sep, 2019 - tori.ng

An eyewitness said the killings came after the murder of the brother of a leader of one of the confraternities.

 
A  graduate of  the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State,  Irale Obas, was on Sunday killed along with four others allegedly during a  cult clash  in Iyakpi, Auchi.

An eyewitness said Obas recently passed out of  the National Youth Service Corps.

Obas’ killing  came  less than 24  hours after the killing of a popular disc jockey, Sekiru Jeliu, also a former student of the  polytechnic,  in the same community.

An eyewitness said the killings came  after the murder of  the  brother  of a leader of one of the confraternities.

The cult war, it was learnt, had created tension in the team.

The state  Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed who confirmed the incident, said 58 persons had been arrested in connection with the clash, with arms and ammunition recovered.

“No fewer  than 58 persons have been arrested and arms and ammunition have also been recovered but  we  are  investigating but normalcy has returned to Iyakpi community where the incident happened.”


The Public Relations Officer of the polytechnic, Mustapha Oshiobugie, said preliminary investigation showed that the affected students were not current students of the polytechnic.”


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