Photo: Left - Some of the Vikings members| Right - Some of the black axe members
One person has been reportedly killed following a clash between members of Vikings and Black Axe cults in a night club in Ogoja, Cross River State.
The fight was said to have started when a member of Vikings disagreed with a rival Black Axe colleague who was wearing red socks.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Henry Fadairo, confirmed the incident while parading the 10 suspected cultists and four kidnappers at the state police headquarters in Calabar.
Fadairo told Southern City News the suspected cultists were arrested in the premises of a....
club house known as ‘Memories Flavour’ in Ogoja on August 2, 2015.
The police commissioner also said the police acted on information that there was a serious civil unrest at Ogoja following the development at the night club.
He said, “On the strength of the information, the police swiftly moved to the scene to discover that it was a fracas between two rival cult groups, Vikings and Black Axe.
“Investigation by police revealed that one Smart Umaru, a Vikings member, allegedly stabbed one Emmanuel Sunday a member of Black Axe to death. In the course of the investigation, we arrested 10 suspected cultists.
Fadairo gave the names of some of the arrested cultists as Emmanuel Igwe, Perry Onuyi, Emmanuel Agbada, Agom Joseph and Mohammed Liman.
While noting that investigation was still ongoing, Fadairo said the arrested suspects would be charged to court as soon as the courts were opened.
Narrating the probable cause of the death of their colleague, whose name was given as Emmanuel Sunday, an arrested member of Black Axe, Leo Agida (20), said he gathered from his fellow cultists that it was because the deceased was wearing red socks.
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