3 Dead as Cult Clash Rocks DELSU Community__Nigeria this week

From the scene of the clash.

By Charles Nwoke, Asaba, Nigeria

October 8, 2020


Three persons have been reportedly killed in two separate incidents following a violent clash between two rival cult groups in the Delta State University community of Abraka, Ethiope East local government area of the state.

Sources from the community disclosed that the groups involved in the clash are Aye also known as Black Axe and Eiye confraternities.

Two of the victims, Kenneth Ejiofor and Simeon Okobi, who are both alleged to have been Black Axe members, according to the community sources, were killed on Tuesday at the Okpogoro axis of Abraka, while the third victim, Stephen Obukowhire who was alleged to have been a member of Eiye confraternity, was killed yesterday morning in a reprisal attack.

The death of the three persons were confirmed by the state police public relations officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya when contacted.

Speaking on the incident yesterday, Director of Information of the institution’s Student Union Government, SUG, Emetenjor Friday in a statement, warned students to desist from late-night movements saying, “Students are by this statement advised to desist from any late nights movement.

“As you go about your off-campus activities, do not engage in a fight with anybody, neither should you make clubbing a priority at this time.”

When contacted regarding whether or not the victims are students of the Delta State University, Abraka, the university’s public relations officer, Mr. Edward Agbure, pleaded for more time to get details on the incident. He was yet to do so at the time of this report.