A renewed cult clash in Calabar has left no fewer than 6 persons dead at the Calabar South local government area of Cross Rivers state.
The incident reportedly started Sunday June 3rd and continued till yesterday June 4th.
According to reports, two cult groups, Vikings and Axe, had the clash after a gang leader, simply identified as Agbani, was gruesomely murder at Ediba Qua, by Marian Market on Sunday. He was stabbed in the neck by the rival cult members.
Members of his cult group went after his killers in the early hours of yesterday June 4th and killed three members on Ekondo Street, Mayne Avenue and Wilkie street in Calabar South.
Two other suspected cultists were gunned down along Atekong drive and Marian in Calabar Municipal.
Residents around the area have decided to remain indoors for their own safety as gunshots and shouts were reportedly heard at different spots in the community
Confirming the attack, the state police command’s spokesperson, ASP Irene Ugbo said the police has launched an investigation into the matter and the culprits will be brought to book soon.
She added that one person has been arrested in connection with the clash.
She however advised young people to desist from any act that will bring shame and pains upon their family.