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For some days now the streets in Benin City is littered with corpse due to the recent cult group clashes between Aye and Eiye, the reason for this clash as at this time is yet to be uncovered but from all indications the clash between the two rivalry are linked to the recent #EndSARS protest nationwide which lead to the breaking in of some notable prison yards in benin City.

Sources inside however say that, those prisoners who escaped from the prison custody are believed to be the mastermind involved in the recent cult clash in benin which has littered the street with different corpse.

Situation reports across Benin city

The three policemen reportedly went to the Upper Sakponba area to maintain peace when one of the rampaging rival cult groups opened fire on them.

They were initially believed to have died from the gun wounds, but the state Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, said they were responding to treatment in an undisclosed hospital in Benin.

Soldiers have been deployed to the troubled areas in Upper Sakponba, Idogbo, Three House junction, and adjoining locations where the activities of the cultists were beginning to affect the safety of residents.

NairaGists learnt that between Monday to the early hours of Sunday, 30 persons have reportedly lost their lives in the violent clash between the two cult groups.

The corpses, which littered different locations of Benin City and adjoining towns have sent a negative signal to businesses, markets, schools, and banks along the Upper Sakponba, Ugbekun, Murtala Mohammed Way, and Idogbo areas of the capital town.

Residents within the areas have since abandoned their homes for fear of being targets.

Our correspondent, who went around the city on Saturday, observed that most of the corpses have been evacuated. A body was sighted at Abaligbe Street junction along the Benin-New Lagos Road.

At Omoruyi Street in Isihor community, a resident of the area identified one of the victims as Kelly Ewemade.

A distraught father of one of the dead victims at Omoruyi Street, Etinosa Osifo, said, “I was in the house yesterday (Friday) when two boys came and called out my son. Before I knew what was happening, they killed him. That was how I saw it. I do not know who to meet for help over my pains and predicament now. He is gone.”

At the popular Mission Road and King Square, there was a daylight robbery of persons in the early hours of Saturday which made motorists and other road users to scamper to safety.

An Interview with the Commissioner of Police in Benin City

Meanwhile, Mr Kokumo said his men are working within existing limitations to restore normalcy to the state. He said the development was the after-effect of the EndSARS protest which was hijacked by hoodlums.

He disclosed that the three policemen shot on Friday by hoodlums were recuperating.

Hotspots in Benin City

• Upper Sokponba Road
• Siluko Road,
• Saint Saviour.
• Sapele Road by Bypass
• Ogida
• Aduwawa
• Ugbowo
• Isihor.

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