3 die in cult war over girl

Renewed cult clashes in Eket, Akwa Ibom, has claimed the lives of three persons.

A source in Eket, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN on Wednesday the incident occurred on June 21 at a popularly area called Idung Afianwe in Eket.

He said the of the trio resulted from a fight between two rival cult groups – Axe Confraternity and Klans over a girl at a popular spot at Afaha Ukwa Street, Eket.

The source, who claims to be a member of cult groups said: “the fracas started on Monday, June 21 and we lost a vibrant young man.

“We all know the club house at Afaha Uqua, where they sell all sorts of hard and contraband drugs and where those loose girls hang around.

“All the cult wars in Eket starts from there and it’s high time shuts the to stop all this cult wars in Eket.’’

According to him, one Klans cult member and two Axe cult have so far been in the renewed cult war.

When the News Agency of (NAN) contacted the Police Public Relations Officer in Akwa Ibom, SP Odiko Macdon, he said the Command had not received any report on the incident.

“I have not received any report on the incident. However, we shall investigate and get back to you.

“We get the needed contacts, but I can’t talk now,’’ Macdon said. (NAN)