Five persons feared dead in a renewed cult war in some parts of Edo State.
Two persons were reportedly killed, during the weekend, in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area in a feud between rival cult groups.
Two other persons were also killed in cult clashes around Upper Uwa, Isiemwerho, between 1st and 2nd East Circular Road, also at Uwhene Ugbague road axis of Benin City.
A medicine store owner along Igbei Street and a generator mechanic were among the dead victims of the cultists’ clash.
A team of police operatives and the local vigilante group were drafted to the streets to restore law and order, while the streets were deserted and stores closed down.
A technician identified as Godbless Olitan was killed by persons suspected to be cultists near Oliha Market in Benin, last Thursday,after he was reportedly chased by his assailants to a building along Ore-Oghene, where he was eventually killed.
Eyewitnesses said the attacker drove a Toyota Camry car,reports also gathered that the deceased had received a call in is family house at 6pm that a costumer was waiting at his shop near the market.
Still on the Auchi killings, it was gathered that the initial clashes were between members of the Black Axe and Aiye confraternities.
Alongside members of another group, identified as Maphites, later joined in the feud.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Mwabuzor, has not yet responded to calls about the incident.