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PANDEMONIUM IN AKWA IBOM AS RIVAL CULT GROUP CLASH, KILLS 5 PERSONS

At least five persons have been reportedly killed and others critically injured following a rival cult clash in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital. 


The clash suspected to be between two rival cult groups, Vikings and Mafians, occurred on Tuesday evening, December 13, 2022.

Information available indicates that the fracas started about 1830hrs of Tuesday night and lasted for about two hours, before Police operatives and a detachment of soldiers standing guard at the plaza arrived the scene to restore normalcy.

The remote cause of the violence was linked to a minor disagreement at a betting shop, along Ikot Ekpene road by the plaza area,

One cultist, a member of the Vikings confraternity had placed a bet to the tune of N5,000, but could not pay after he lost. The shop attendant asked him to pay or drop his phone, but he refused and, instead called his gang members on phone, who came, pounced on the attendant and raided the shop which resulted to reprisal from the camp of the booking man, alleged to belong to the Mafians group, three persons were killed; two at the Plaza area and one at the Ikpa road junction, close to the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) town campus, while two others, had earlier been killed at Okokon Etuk Street, few meters to the Uyo City centre.

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