We killed OPC member in front of his pregnant wife –Suspects

Two men, who confessed to being members of the Eiye Cult Group, have narrated how they killed a member of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) in the presence of his pregnant wife. The suspects, Korede Ojo and Jide Aina, were said to have carried out the killing as a reprisal. According to them, OPC members in 2017 killed an Eiye cult member. Aina said: “We killed Kolawole Ajomole, a member of OPC, to avenge the death of our member. Yes, it was OPC people that killed our member. We killed…

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One killed as onslaught by cultists in Edo continues

Tension has continued to mount in parts of Benin, the Edo State capital and adjoining communities following deadly activities of rival cult groups in the state. This is despite the clamp down against the groups by operatives of the state police command. Findings showed that a middle-aged man and a technician identified as Godbless Olitan has been hacked to death by suspected cultists near Oliha market in the capital town of Benin. Godbless was said to have been chased to a building along Ore-Oghene where members of a rival cult…

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Man killed in mum’s presence was a rival – Cultists

…our son not cult member, family insists   Family of 36-year-old Femi Bankole, killed by suspected cult members last week in his mother’s presence, vehemently denied the victim was a cultist. This denial came barely 24 hours after some men, arrested by detectives attached to the Lagos State Police Command, said that Femi was killed because he was a member of a rival cult group. Last Friday, New Telegraph had exclusively reported how warring cult groups laid sieged to Ilasamaja area of Lagos, leading to the murder of three people…

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120 suspected cultists arrested during 7/7 celebration

Policemen attached to the Anti-Cultism Unit have arrested about 120 suspected cult members in Lagos State. The suspects were allegedly arrested during cult members July 7 celebrations. The date, usually tagged as7/7, is meant for different cult groups to carry out reprisal against rival groups. The day is usually characterised by bloodletting, murders, attacks and mayhem. Most time, unsuspecting citizens are injured and killed in the crossfire. The suspects were arrested in areas like Ibeshe, Ele-Epo, Ogombo and Ajah parts of the metropolis on July 7. The police said that…

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I have no link with cultists, Kwara governor cries out

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed described as false and misleading, insinuations linking him and Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki with the suspected cultists arrested in Ilorin, the state capital and transferred by the Nigeria Police to Abuja. Ahmed, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr. Muyideen Akorede, said neither him nor the Senate President or any of their aides have links with the suspected cultists or their alleged activities. He also denied any knowledge of or any intention to harm any individual as…

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45 youths killed by cultists in members – IEDPU

At least some 45 youths from various families in Ilorin, Kwara state, have been murdered in the last 17 months, according to the National President of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (lEDPU), Ambassador Sheikh Uthnan-AbdulAzeez. Uthnan-AbdulAzeez who gave the figure in Ilorin at an interactive session organised by the Union with Islamic clerics and Chief Imams of various mosques in the Ilorin emirate and beyond, described the killing by some suspected cult members as alarming and which needed to be addressed. The police in Kwara state paraded last week the…

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Ebonyi: Cultists killed 150 in two years –Senator

About 150 people have been killed in the last two years by cult members at Ngbo in Ohaukwu local Government Area of Ebonyi State. A former member of the Senate, Senator Anthony Agbo, disclosed this at the weekend. Ngbo community has been recording cult clashes with loss of lives. Agbo, who represented Ebonyi North Senatorial District in the Senate between 2007 and 2011, hails from Ngbo community. He spoke during the funeral of Hon. Nwegede Nwangbo at Ndulo Umuezeaka Ngbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. The former…

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Niger governor’s convoy saves students from hoodlums

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The convoy of the Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger on Friday saved the lives of injured students of the Army Day Secondary School, Minna, attacked by hoodlums. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor’s convoy was on the way to Abuja when they saw the unfortunate incident. “The students were on their way home after the school closing hour. The hoodlums attacked and wounded some of the students,” a member of the convoy told NAN. The governor directed the ambulance of his convoy to rush one of…

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Sustained development for Etche

As at May 29, 2015 when the good people of Rivers State rightly expelled the All Progressives Congress ( APC) from government, the people of Etche Ethnic Nationality were one of the most neglected communities. They were denied developmental projects, appointments and respect from their own state government. Due to no fault of theirs, they were degraded to second class citizens in a state where they served as food basket and also have some of the critical oil producing communities. Their situation was worsened by the fact that Etche APC…

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Eight killed in Ilorin cult clash

Death toll in the clash between members of cult groups in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, rose to eight at the weekend. Four more persons were said to have been killed on Saturday around Egbejila and Ita-Ogunbo areas of the metropolis. Before then, four victims were reportedly killed in separate incidents on Thursday and Friday. The clash, believed to be among rival cult groups, occurred at Oyun, Ikokoro, Osere, Olunlade, Niger, Kilanko, Olufadi, Egebejila and Ita- Ogunbo areas of Ilorin. It was learnt that most of the killings, except two, were…

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