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Four feared dead in Auchi cult clash


Auchi-PolytechnicNo fewer than four persons have been reported dead in a renewed cult clash between members of Black Axe and Eiye confraternities in the polytechnic town of Auchi in Edo State.

The Guardian learnt that the fresh war began Thursday after the completion of the end of the session examination by the federal higher institution of learning.

It was also leant that one of the victims was killed along the Benin-Auchi-Okene highway while the rest three were killed in different locations on the school premises.

The cause of the latest fracas, it was learnt, followed a disagreement among some members of the two rival groups at the graduation party of an unnamed student on that fateful day.

For years, the management of the polytechnic had banned end-of-session partying or celebration on the school premises to forestall violent clashes.

Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer for the state command, Moses Nkombe, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.

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