A renewed cult clash between two rivalry cult groups, the Vikings and the Black Axe in Calabar, Cross River State capital, has reportedly left 5 people dead and man’s hand amputated.
One of the victims of the cult clash was reportedly killed by rival gang members, at Wilkie Street by White House in Calabar. An eyewitness, who gave his name as George Antai said that three suspected cultists were killed in Ekondo Street and Main Avenue Street in Calabar South. He further said that two other suspected cultists were gunned down along Atekong drive and Marian Road in Calabar Municipal.
“The incident at Calabar South occurred on Sunday while a reprisal took place in the early hours of Monday,” he said.
The supremacy fight which has been a recurring issue said to be between the Vikings Confraternity and Black Axe always leads to loss of lives as members from both side hunt and gun down members of the other group at will.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ms Irene Ugbo who confirmed the incident on phone, said;
“Actually the clash between the two rivalry cult groups occurred and the police are on top of the situation. But only one person was recorded dead.”
In February, it was reported that a renewed cult clash has claimed two lives in Cross River State. One each died in Calabar south and Calabar Municipal. An eyewitness who gave his name simply as George disclosed that “two young men were killed in the renewed cult clash between two rivalry cult groups.
“One was killed at Nyahasang close to a transformer (Calabar Municipal) while the other was killed at Dr Dean in Mbukpa in Calabar South local government area.”
He further said that the Nyahasang incident occurred on Sunday morning while the Dr Dean incident occurred on Saturday by 7pm.