Just in: Tension in Akwa Ibom as Bloody Clash between Rival Cult Groups Claims 8 Lives

Just in: Tension in Akwa Ibom as Bloody Clash between Rival Cult Groups Claims 8 Lives

- Not fewer than eight people have lost their lives in a deadly clash between cult groups in Akwa Ibom

- The clash also led to the burning of two houses in Esit Eket where the incident happened

- Meanwhile, the Akwa Ibom state police command has vowed to arrest those behind the chaos

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The police have confirmed the death of eight people in a cult clash in Esit, Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

The spokesman of the police command, Macdon Odiko, confirmed the report on the incident got to him last week, Daily Trust reported.

Tension in Akwa Ibom as Bloody Clash between Rival Cult Groups Claims 8 Lives
The police in Akwa Ibom have confirmed the death of eight people in a supremacy cult clash in Esit, Eket LGA, Akwa Ibom. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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A source whose name was not revealed said the clash started at a friend’s night programme when some boys accosted a Vikings carrying bag in his hands at midnight at Etebi in Esit Eket

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According to the source, the Black Axe group searched the bag and discovered that it contained locally made pistols which they seized, a development that later degenerated into violence.

Two houses were also burnt in Esit Eket, Daily Nigerian also reported.

Legit.ng gathers that some young men in Esit Eket had deserted their homes to other local government areas for safety.

The police said they are on the trail of those who are breaching the law and soon the full wrath of the law will catch up with them.

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Meanwhile, a divisional police headquarters in Odoro Ikpe in Ini local government area of the Akwa-Ibom state has been attacked by gunmen.

Five police officers including the wife of an officer were killed during the attack.

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Facilities, vehicles, and other valuables in the building were also reportedly destroyed by the gunmen.

In other news, Nigerian singer, Naira Marley, recently made some things clear to fans about his position on cultism in the country.

Despite having been accused of glorifying crimes and sexualizing women in his songs, Marley’s influence holds sway among the Nigerian youths.

However, the singer recently came out to declare that he is anti-cultist. He wrote:

“I am a Marlian but I’m anti-cultist.”

To curb the menace, the Lagos House of Assembly has passed into law a bill banning the activities of cultists and related illegal societies across the state.

According to a statement sent to Legit.ng, the new law passed on Monday, February 1, stipulates 21-year imprisonment for anyone found guilty of engaging in cult activities.

It also stipulates a 15-year jail term for anyone convicted of abetting cultists or anyone who allows his premises to be used by cultists as a meeting place.

Source: Legit.ng

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