Residents flee as Cult clash occurs in Calabar South

Klans and Axe cult clash in Calabar



Another fresh cult clash has occured in Calabar South local government area of Cross River State and no fewer than two persons were reported dead.

The clash occured recently on Saturday between suspected cult groups, Klans and Axe members which led to the death of two persons.


Owojela's Blog gathered that the brutal murder occurred at Mayne Avenue by Ekpo Abasi and Abasi Edem streets.


An eyewitness, who craved anonymity, said one of the victims was identified as Last Born while the other’s identity was unknown at the time of filing this report.

“We were at Mayne Avenue by Ekpo Abasi on Saturday night when we saw people running and shouting, and of course, we are used to it in this location (we even call it Temple Run), so we took to our hills after hearing sporadic gunshots.

“When the atmosphere became calmed a little, I heard people shouting and some jubilating that, ‘him cup don full’ and as people were trying to aid the victim, they realised he is a known cultist who goes by the name Last Born.


“Before we could say ‘Jack Robinson’, the police swung into action and the whole place was deserted. However, they (Police) later recovered the corpse of Last Born from the roadside”, he said.

It was further learnt that the death of last Born extended the pandemonium to Abasi Edem Street, where another person was shot to death.

Some residents of the area have attributed the renewed clash to last month’s fracas that claimed one victim, known as Change. The clash was believed to be a retaliation of the death of Change.

A media outlet contacted the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the clash on phone on Sunday, disclosing that immediately the information of the clash came to the Police, the SARS and Anti Cultism swung into action and arrested the situation.

“For now, Police had arrested four suspects and three locally made pistol recovered from them. We have been warning the youths to desist from cultism but they refused. Police is equal to the task and we are ready for them,” she stated.

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