Renewed cult attack claims 2 lives in Cross River
One each died in Calabar south and Calabar Municipal.
DAILY POST gathered that the killing was done on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
An eyewitness who gave his name simply as George told our correspondent on Sunday that “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.
When our correspondent called the Police Public Relations Officer, Ms Irene Ugbo, she did not pick calls, neither did she respond to text message.
But a reliable Police source who pleaded that his name should not be mentioned 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.