How two Benue university students were killed in cult clashes

Two students of Benue State University were reported killed during a rival cult groups’ clashes in Makurdi, the state capital.

The first incident, according to a witness, happened on Tuesday around High Level in Makurdi where a 300 level student of the university was said to have been shot dead around 8 pm.
“It was around 8pm when a group of people attacked the young man and shot at him, the attackers ensured that the man died before they left the place.

The second incident happened directly opposite the second gate of the university where a 400 level student of Theatre Art of the same university was gunned down.
The attackers were said to have trailed the young man to the area where he was killed.

An eyewitness who did not want to be mentioned said that the 400 level student was going to have his hair cut when young men numbering 17 accosted him and shot him.

“The young man was a 400 level student of Theatre Arts of the Benue State University, he was a resident of Gyado Villa, he was going to have his hair cut when he was attacked.“
The attackers were armed with guns, axes, cutlasses, and stones, they rushed at him and shot him dead,” the eyewitness said.

The incident was said to have heightened tension in the area leading to traders scampering to safety.

Confirming the two incidents, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Moses Yamu, said that two students were killed during rival cult clashes.

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