Two die as cult groups clash in Akwa Ibom

Two persons have been confirmed dead in a renewed clash between two rival cult groups in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

The spokesman of police in the state, CSP Nnudam Fredrick, who confirmed the incident to newsmen at Oruk Anam on Monday said some persons had been arrested in connection with the killings.

He said, “I just received a report from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Oruk Anam area that there was a cult-related case in the area and two persons have been confirmed dead.

‘However, some persons had been arrested in connection with the killings.

“I don’t know the number of persons arrested for now but two persons have been confirmed dead.”

According to him, the Commissioner of Police in the state had directed the anti-cultism unit of the command to take charge of the area.

“So for now, the police have taken control by patrolling the area to ensure that there is law and order,” he added.

NAN reports that a resident of the area, who did not want to be identified, told newsmen that the incident which occurred on Saturday was between Debam and Iceland confraternities.

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