Cult War Claims Three Lives in Obudu

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by crossriverwatch admin

Main Gate, FCE Obudu
Main Gate, FCE Obudu

Supremacy war raging between the Vikings and Klux Klu Klan (KKK) confraternities at the Federal College of Education Obudu, in the northern part of Cross River State has fell over five members of the two nocturnal clubs.

The inter cult conflict which started on Thursday last week raged throughout the weekend as members of the warring groups hunted each other with guns and machetes.

A source in Obudu who did not want to be named gave the names of three of the five cultists killed as Aniah Adie, Andeshi Inde and Loveday Atiang. The source also said two others unidentified persons have also been killed in the hostilities.

Both sides have remained silent as to the immediate cause of the conflict and residents of the town who are too scared of provoking attacks by the cult groups have also remained silent but crossriverwatch investigation reveal that the feud was sparked by a fracas between two students of the Federal College of Education who belong to the two cult groups who had a face off over a girl which eventually degenerated into a brawl. “Two young men were feuding over a girl and this led to a fight and eventually the two cults became involved and this has led to the loss of many lives”.

When crossriverwatch visited the school in Saturday afternoon, the place was a ghost town as majority of the students has since left the hostel while the few remaining are keeping indoors to avoid mistaken identity or missed bullet. “The combatants have since left the school and are operating from outside from where they identify their targets and carry out operations”, a security personnel in the school said.

The Divisional Police Officer for Obudu said the police has brought the situation under control while D S P John Umoh, the spokesman of the Cross River Police Command who confirmed the clan war said “one person has been officially confirmed dead while several others sustained injuries and I do not know if they have been any arrests.”

The Federal College of Education Obudu was closed down by the Cross River State Government in April for tax indebtedness following a High court ruling but the Notice of Destrain closing the school was set aside for a period of one month by another High Court sitting in Obudu for the institution to source for the funds to pay the taxes running into several years.

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