Two students of Benue State University (BSU) in Makurdi have lost their lives in an alleged clash between rival cult groups.
According to the spokesman for Benue police command, Moses Joel Yamu, who confirmed the incident yesterday, one person had been arrested in connection with the crime.
“Acting on a report that one Oketa Simon, a 300 level Mass Communication undergraduate of Benue State University was shot dead on Tuesday in a farm opposite Rahama Clinic Logo II Makurdi, the police arrested one Samuel Ochoechi, 18, a non-student over the crime.
“The suspect during investigation, confessed to have conspired with three others namely; Bem Uper aka Movement, Viper and Chemical (real names not known), all members of the Red Confraternity and killed the deceased who is said to be a member of the Black Confraternity over a missing Jeans trouser,” he said.
Yamu said while effort was ongoing to arrest his accomplices, the said Bem Uper, a 400 level Theatre Arts student of same university was hacked by rival cult group in retaliation on Wednesday beside Kyabiz Filling Station opposite the university’s second gate.
The police spokesman said effort was on to arrest and prosecute all those involved in both killings.