Cult Clashes Left Assistant Commissioner Of Police And Others Dead In Benin-City. The rate that cult clashes have crippled the daily activities in Benin-city is getting out of control.
Several souls of people have been wasted, it has now become habitual conduct of the cultist to make sure that their clashes result in a bloody massacre.
During the mayhem on Friday, police officers were said to be ambushed by the suspected Aiye and Vikings fraternity.
At the brink of the clashes, three police officers, two inspectors, and their ACP were shot. The ACP died at the hospital on Saturday, while the other police officers are receiving treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
At present, the numbers of casualties are said to be 28, because the cultists are entering into houses in search of the rival gangs, thus extending the rivalry to innocent people who are none cultists.
Many residents are said to have fled their homes at Third Junction, Three houses, Upper Sakponba, and Many environ, even the cultists were fleeing their area of residents for fear of reprisal attacks from a rival cultist.
Many residents have blamed the developments on the hoodlums who hijacked the EndSARS peaceful protest and rather turn it to be violence.
According to the Benin residents, many of the perpetrators are fugitives who escapes the Benin jailbreak, many have seized the opportunity of EndSARS riots to break into police stations, thus all the guns they are using at present are mainly AK-47.
However, the state governor Godwin Obaseki had met with security operatives, on the issue to make sure that the perpetrators are apprehended and restore the city to normalcy.