The renew rivalry between Eiye (Bird) and Aiye (Black Axe) confraternity cult groups reportedly claimed 13 lives in Benin, Edo State.
A 33-year-old father of three, Onosaze A Inegbedion, was said to be among the victims.
A source from New Benin area narrated:
“I think what we are witnessing now is a supremacy battle between these elements, and you know because most of this people belong to rival cult groups; they tend to always want to lord over each other.”
The State Police Command spokesman, DSP Joseph Edoghiawerhie, confirmed the incident without mentioning however whether it was a cult-related issue.