Two Benue university students murdered in cult conflicts

Two Benue university students murdered in cult conflicts
Two students of Benue State University were reported killed amid an adversary cult group’ conflicts in Makurdi, the state capital. The principal episode, as indicated by an observer, occurred on Tuesday around High Level in Makurdi where a 300 level student of the university was said to have been shot dead around 8pm. “It was around 8pm when a group of individuals assaulted the young fellow and shot at him, the assailants ensured that the man died before they left the place. The second episode happened directly opposite the second gate of the university where a 400 level student of Theater Art of a similar university was gunned down. The attackers were said to have trailed the young fellow to the region where he was murdered. An eyewitness who did not have any desire to be made reference to said that the 400 level student was going to have his hair cut when young fellows numbering 17 confronted him and shot him. “The young man was a 400 level student of Theatre Arts of the Benue State University, he was a resident of Gyado Villa, he was going to have his hair cut when he was attacked. “The attackers were armed with guns, axes, cutlasses, and stones, they rushed at him and shot him dead,” the eyewitness said. The incident was said to have heightened tension in the territory prompting traders rushing to safety. Confirming the two occurrences, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Moses Yamu, said that two students were executed amid opponent cult conflicts.
Confirming the two incidents, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Moses Yamu, said that two students were killed during rival cult clashes. “It is true that two students were killed at separate areas in the town, one happened around High Level and another at the second gate of Benue State University.
“With little information, it is like the killing was as a result of rival cult group clashes because the second one that was killed was said to have participated in the killing of the 300 level student of the university.” The command spokesman said that one of the suspects has been arrested.

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