Report reaching our news desk has it that about 6 persons believed to be students of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, has been killed in a bloody cult clash on Sunday night, 16th March, 2014, while several others were said to have sustained various degrees of injuries.
Eyewitness said in what appeared to be a reprisal attack, the warring cult groups whose identity could not be ascertained stormed the residents of suspected rival cult members where they engaged themselves in a shoot- out, leaving residents to abandon their homes for fear of being hit by stray bullets.
It was gathered that the fight took a dangerous twist on Sunday evening when three middle-aged men were shot dead at Iyekhei community, a stone throw from the Polytechnic’s main campus.
Amongst those confirmed dead was a 45-year-old man identified as Shaka Yesufu who was killed at Habiba Hotel while drinking beer at the hotel’s bar on that fateful night.
Eyewitness told newsmen that trouble started at the hotel when some men suspected to be cultists stormed the hotel in a commando style demanding to see the director, who had escaped.
The manager of the hotel who was said to have demanded from the men, numbering about eight, their mission, was also shot and it was while trying to save him that Shaka was shot on the head and died at the spot.
The corpses of some of the deceased were said to have been taken away by the police while family members of the late Shaka were also said to have taken away his body for burial.
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