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Four Killed As Cult Clash In Benue

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Four persons have been killed during a cult rivalry clash in Gboko, Local Government Area of Benue State.

Naija News learned incident happened on Tuesday night through the early hours of Wednesday, 15th September 2021.

Confirming the incident, a local news outlet, World link, quoted one Mr. Celestine Bendega who’s an uncle to a victim killed at Number 10, Iorkyaa Ako street, Gboko central, saying three persons were killed at Gbar-Mkar in Gboko east, and one Mr Vershima Bendega, alias Ter Kwande, was also gunned down the following morning at Gboko central.

Yesterday, around 1:00 am, we heard loud sounds of banging on the door when I peeped from my room, I saw over 20 hooded boys with machetes and axes hitting somebody on the ground, after they certified the macheted person dead, they were moving door by door collecting monies and handsets including mine,” World Link quoted the bereaved uncle to the victim as saying.

Mr. Bendega narrated further that, “when we came out later we saw my younger brother Mr. Vershima Bendega popularly known as Ter Kwande who is a student of Akperan Orshi Polytechnic, Gboko was macheted to death.

“I couldn’t identify any of the attackers because it was dark and they were very hostile, the truth is that these guys come for their target,” he added.

Chukwuani Victoria is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist who's passionate about storytelling. She holds a BSC in Biology and is also a certified Radio presenter with BRMC. She likes to read, research, hang out with her friends and play scrabbles.