A member of the National Youth Service Corps, Irale Obas, and one other unknown person were killed in an attack by suspected cultists.
The cultists were said to have carried out a reprisal on Sunday, in Iyakpi, near Auchi, the administrative headquarters of Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, following the killing of one of their own members, Sikiru Jeliu on Saturday.
The two victims were killed at different locations in the community
It was gathered that the victims were killed in retaliation of the murder of the brother to the leader of one of the confraternity groups. The leader’s younger brother who was his look-alike, was killed in a mistaken identity.
Meanwhile, friends of the deceased have taken to social media to mourn his death. One wrote:
Jim Simon wrote: “What another waste of a generation! My friend whom we were not just school mates but class mates back then in our secondary school days, to them life must be taking out of him not because of any other obvious reason but because he was a rival CULT MEMBER.
Please folks, I have been saying this time without number, let’s ensure we dissociate our self’s from any CULTISM related activities because the end result is always very pathetic!