Fresh cults clash between De balm and Iceland confraternities at the weekend, claimed the lives of two persons in Inen Ikot Eteye village, Oruk Anam local government area in Akwa Ibom State.
It was gathered that the incident which occurred in the early hours of the day was terrible, as members of De Balm cult group caught another member of the rival group, Iceland in their family compound and cut him into pieces while family members and entire village fled for safety.
An eyewitness, Mr Okon Udo Idung said the second victim simply identified as “OSAboy”, who is a member of the community Vigilante group was caught near the scene of the incident, where the cultists gave him several matchet cuts and dismembered the body, leaving him in the pool of his blood.
Eyewitness said that, ‘OSAboy’ lives in the neighbouring village but met his untimely death that early morning, as he rushed to carry his wife to the popular Urua Awak market when the hoodlums descended on him”.
Idung explained that ‘OSAboy’ was not spared by the cultists because he rammed into their operations knowing that the victim can identify them for possible arrest.
“They caught him after the first person was killed. We heard when he was shouting for help but the cultists did not listen. They killed him on the spot just to hide their identity and escape arrest”.
Reacting to the incident, the police Public Relations Officer for Akwa Ibom State, CSP Frederick N-Nudam said Divisional Police Officer in Oruk Anam has confirmed the incident.