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Benue cult clash: Pharmacist, four others hacked to death


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Following a violent clash involving two cult groups in Ugbokolo town, Okpokwu Local Government Area in Benue state, a pharmacist and four others have lost their lives to the tragic incident.

A source learnt that four victims were hacked to death on Monday night while the pharmacist was killed in his shop by the suspected cultists on Tuesday afternoon.

According to local reports, the entire rural town where Benue State Polytechnic is situated, has been under siege for the past three days since rival cultists went berserk.

Speaking on the tragic incident, a resident of the town identified as Samuel Oko said streets have been deserted while commercial activities have been grounded in the past 72-hour for fear of the rampaging cultists.

Oko said residents of the bustling town have remained indoors.

In a telephone conversation, the Chairman of Okpokwu LGA, Mrs Amina Audu confirmed the incident to newsmen in Makurdi.

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Mrs Audu added that the matter had been reported to the police and other security agencies in the state for further action.

The Police Public Relations in the state, DSP Catherine Anene confirmed the incident and disclosed that four persons were killed on Monday night following a cult clash, adding that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Ugbokolo have requested for more hands to tackle the disorderliness.