A young man who is said to be preparing for his late father’s burial has also been killed in a cult clash during the weekend in Benue State.
Reports had it that the young man was murdered at a birthday organized by one of the youths in Odoba community this last Saturday.
Naija News understands that at least three persons were hacked to death during the alleged cult-related fight which occurred in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of the state. It was told by an eyewitness that the killing of a young man from Obu Otukpa, a neighbouring community stirred the uproar which led to reprisal from the man’s community.
However, the reprisal attack was bloody as two other persons from Odoba got killed in the process. Out of the two was the young man who is said to be preparing to lay his late father to rest this coming Thursday.
On his part, when contacted about the incident, the Chairman of Ogbadibo local government, Prince Samuel Onu, said that the fight was cult-related.
His statement reads: “It has nothing to do with the communal crisis, it was a clash between rival groups. The incident happened at a party last night (Saturday night) and we have directed that the corpses be buried immediately,”
On the other hand, the Och’Otukpa, H.R.H Chief Sunday Ekele and the Anawogene of Ai-Oono H.R.H Chief Raphael Agada immediately visited Odoba community on Sunday morning, March 28, to access the situation.
In another news, men of the Nigeria Police Force in Plateau State reportedly killed one Saddam Adam, a truck driver, Naija News reports.