Tension in Obudu Local Government Area in the northern region of Cross River State after a cult clash erupted between two rival cult gangs in the neighborhood as a result of a stolen motorcycle.
While speaking with the newsmen, a resident of the Obudu community identified simply as Patricia said, ” There has been tension in the community after a cult clash transpired among two rival cult gangs. The clash began when one of the members of one cult group robbed another cult member of his motorcycle.
” The owner of the motorcycle asked the thief to replace the stolen motorcycle with a new one and the thief’ s mother agreed that she would buy it. Along the line, the other cult group refused to collect a new motorcycle while they insist that they would have to set the thief ablaze for the crime committed.
” It was a terrific night for the residents of Obudu as the cult clash claims the lives of the three persons. There was serious sporadic gunfire all through the night. There was a report of the death of another three persons this morning. ”
Patricia revealed that the residents have always been terrified due to the frequent gun battle that occurred anytime the cult groups clash. She also revealed that many of the youths in the community belong to a cult group.
She added that cultism has become rampant in the community. There are no months that will go by that the community won’ t experience a cult clash that would later claim the lives of several people.