Cult Wars: Death toll rises as residents expresses fear
Residents of Benin City, the capital of Edo State, and environs have expressed fear over the rising cases of cult-related killings and armed robbery in different parts of the city.
9jatalkative reported that an unconfirmed number of persons has been killed between Monday and Saturday following a cult war between Eiye and Vikings cult groups.
On Sunday, it was made known that three more persons were killed by suspected cultists in addition to several others whose dead bodies littered different parts of the city in the past week.
Two corpses were seen in the early hours of the day at Urohra Street junction, while another one was sighted at Pipeline junction in the Eyaen axis of Benin.
Other parts of the state where corpses have been sighted in the last one week in Benin include Idogbo, Y-junction, Nomayo, Three House all along Sakponba Road.
Other areas are Ogida Barrack, Siluko Road, Constain area in New Benin, Aduwawa near Oando filling station, Upper Mission, near Ewa Road junction, Cherubim, and Seraphim area of Upper Mission.
Apart from the escalating cases of cult killings, there is an upsurge in robbery incidents across the state capital which has shut down nightlife.
A resident of Oko Central, off Airport Road said the situation had become a nightmare to him.
Mr Akpama, a business centre owner, said he had reduced his hour of operation in his business centre due to the increasing cases of robbery incidents.
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