Arrested Cultists in Akwa Ibom

The Niger Delta region has continued to live under the threat of secret cult activities, as five persons were reportedly killed during a clash by two rival cult group in Akwa Ibom State.

The clash of the two cult groups took place in Urua Ekpa community, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. However, the cause of the fight could not be ascertained as at press time, but sources said the two groups were allegedly clashing over a girl.

And it was gathered that the incident started on Tuesday night and continued till Wednesday morning and was between members of the Viking confraternity and the Iceland group.

An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity narrated to some journalists who visited the area that the clash was heralded with gunshots at about 9 pm.

“At about 9 pm on Tuesday when I was returning home from the market, I heard a gunshot down the street and I thought it was a motor tyre bursting but after some time I heard another gunshot again”.

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“It was when I heard the second time that I knew something was wrong. A few minutes later, I heard people running and screaming and by this time the gunshots were everywhere, there was sporadic shooting”.

“Since yesterday this area has been under serious security threat, we couldn’t sleep last night. Three persons including one of our neighbours have been killed”.

In another version, a witness, who identifies himself as, Akpan and runs a barbing saloon along, Urua Ekpa road said: “There was a big problem here in this village; there were some guys who were giving us a big problem here yesterday. They continued this morning and I can confirm to you that two persons have died in our street.

“I was preparing to come to my barbing saloon this morning, when a group of guys started chasing our neighbour from here, they later caught up with him down the street, where they mercilessly murdered him”.

It was gathered that many people lost their phones, handbags, pieces of jewellery, cash and other valuables in the process of running for their lives.