IKA WEEKLY – Report reaching us said over ten persons lost their lives in Benin in the last one week, during a cult clash between rival cult groups in different higher institutions in the state.
And Ika Weekly learnt that among the persons killed were three Ika sons, which two of then were students of University of Benin, UNIBEN.
Information gathered revealed that the fight is between the Eiye and the Black Axe confraternities. Accroding to our source of infromation, trouble started one week ago when one of the leaders of the rival members was killed and the second in command attacked in a night club last weekend.
In the same development some persons suspected to be members of rival cult groups last tuesday engaged themselves in a bloody shoot out neat the University premise which led to the killing of three persons.
When he was contacted, the state police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), ASP Peter Ogboi, disclosed that four persons have so far been arrested in connection to the case.
However, when Ika Weekly visited one of the victim?s family over the sad incident, incident, it was another ball game as the family of late Master Benjamin Kose Nkeki, a 200 level political science student lamented the rumour and false publication by some media organisation that their son was a cultist.
The mother of late Master Kose, Mrs. Nkeki Juliet and other neigbours described the allegation as unfounded rumour meant to blackmail the decease, describing their son as a little lamb who can hardly be believed to hurt a fly.
Mrs. Nkeki regretted that little Kose who was born in 1986 struggled his way into the University haven attempted post UME ones and could not make it, he decided to pursue his degree course through weekend programme.
Recounting the ordeal, the family said their son Kose went to one ?Custody Hostel? closed to the University environment, in the company of his childhood friends, among whom was currently an S.S.C.E Student to pay visit to a friend. Adding that it was in the girl?s room, who they were visiting that two youngmen came out from no where and got rid of them, leaving only the girl as an eye-witness to tell the story.
They therefore appealed and at the same time warned members of the public who are spreading the rumour that Kose and his friends were cultists to desist as they are ready to challenge the allegation, while praying God to avenge the death of their beloved sons.