Four people die as rival groups clash

Three of the persons killed are from the Eiye confraternity according to reports.

Cultism

Rivalry between two cult groups, Black Axe and Eiye has led to the death of four people in Benin, Edo State, during a recent clash.

This happened on the evening of Sunday, May 15, 2016, at a bar along Sakponba Road in Benin, the state capital.according to Punch.

A Black Axe was said to have been injured during a confrontation with the opposition group, which led to him being rushed to the hospital.

The occurrence, according to Punch, gave rise to reprisal attacks which led to the killing of three members of the Eiye confraternity.

Lawal, a member of the Eiye group was killed during a gun attack at Ezoba, along Sokponba Road in the state capital.

Osifo Abiodun, the Police Public Relations Officer, gave a confirmation of the attack.

He said, “We did our intervention by deploying our men in the area; we are on a manhunt for those fingered.

“We are very sure that before the end of tomorrow (Tuesday) we will be able to arrest those that have been fingered in the action,”

Cultism is one of the common vices faced by security agencies in the state, mostly patronised by youths in their 20s'.

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