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Nigeria: Three killed as rival cult groups clash

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Three people have been killed due to a clash between two cult groups in Oruk Anam Local Government area, in Akwa-Ibom state.

Confirming the Incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Nnudam Fredrick, told newsmen on Tuesday, that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Oruk Anum would ascertain the number of suspects arrested during the incident.

He said, “The DPO of the area actually called me that there was a clash between two rival cult groups and that three persons were killed.

“I have not heard of any incident today. But the police have been drafted to restore normalcy in the area.

”The police van has also been positioned in the area.”

NAN reports that an eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, had said that no fewer than three persons were killed in a cult clash at Inen community in Oruk Anam.

He said that one of the victims was allegedly killed on Monday by a five-man gang and his body dismembered near the Community Primary School at Inen, Ikot Etim.

The source said that the victim was lynched in Odoro Ikot, a boundary village between Ukanafun and Oruk Anam council areas.

“Another victim was murdered in Inen Ikot Obio Idang, where houses were looted, with residents scampering for safety,” he added.

The source further stated that the third victim was murdered near the Community Primary School, Ikot Etim.

“They just swooped on the young man and started inflicting cuts, which dismembered his body before he started bleeding and eventually died,” the source said.