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10 students killed in Imo cult clashes

At least 10 students have been killed and several others severely wounded in a cult war that is currently rocking the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede in…

At least 10 students have been killed and several others severely wounded in a cult war that is currently rocking the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede in Imo State.

The killing spree, which was said to be carried out by rival cult groups on vengeance mission, has been going on unchecked for the last one week.

The incident has led to grounding of academic activities in the institution while students have fled their hostels.

It was gathered that the victims were either shot or clubbed to death before being decapitated by the dare-devil cultists.

The lash between two rival cult gangs, the Ayes and Baggers confraternities, has lasted over two weeks.

Residents of the host community who have been witnessing broad day massacre have deserted their homes for fear of reprisal.

The incident has prompted the management of the institution place a restriction on movement in and out of the school after 6pm.

However, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Martin Aligbe, said that the identities of victims have not been confirmed not confirmed.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, while confirming the incident, said a detachment of Police from the state police Command has been deployed to the area.

He said that some suspects, including those with arms, have been arrested by the Anti-Cult Department of the Command.

 

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