Suspected Cultists Kill Final Year Student, Four Others. There was pandemonium in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State, South-south Nigeria, when no fewer than five persons, said to be students of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, were reportedly killed by suspected cult members.
Reports suggest that trouble started when a fight broke out between two persons at the party over an undisclosed matter. One of them reportedly claimed that his shirt was torn during the brawl and left the scene angrily.
He was said to have returned to the venue with a group of armed men, who opened fire on his perceived enemy, killing him instantly.
The gunmen were also said to have shot four other guests who had attempted to make peace during the fight.
It was further revealed that among the deceased were a final-year medical student of the school, Einstein Chinedum; a graduate recently mobilized for the National Youth Service Corps, Jerry Omobude; a serving member of the NYSC, Ugwi Martha, and one Ose Abulu.
But the Edo State Police Command has said that only one person was killed in the attack.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, described the incident as a clash between rival cults.