Two persons have died and one injured in a cult clash in Makurdi, Benue state.
According to a witness, the incident occurred at Corner Stone, around Gyado Villa at about 8:40pm on Sunday, January 23, Vanguard reports.
A source informed the publication that the clash led to pandemonium in the area
The source said: “A group of young men were in a meeting at about 8pm when another group stormed the venue and started shooting and attacking anyone in the meeting. We were later told that they were rival cult groups and nobody knew what led to the fight but everyone scampered and ran for safety,
“At the end of the bloody fight we discovered the corpses of two persons and body of another person who was seriously injured but we doubt of he would survive because of the severity of the injury.”
Spokesperson of the state police command, SP Catherine Anene corroborated the incident, maintaining that two persons were already confirmed dead and their bodies deposited in a morgue while the third person was receiving treatment in a hospital.
“Some young men sat at a spot and some other young men came and attacked them around 8pm last night (Sunday). Two persons were confirmed dead and another one who was seriously injured is presently on admission in hospital,” Anene said.
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