A deadly clash allegedly among cult groups displaying supremacy in Otukpo, the ancient city of Idoma in Benue state on Saturday, reportedly claimed seven lives.
Some of the cult groups include the Ayes aka Black Axe, Baggas, the Judges aka Whitees and the Juries.
DAILY POST gathered that another group known as Black Gorillas was alleged to have sponsored the attack.
Although as at press time, the exact names of victims could not be ascertained, some nicknames of the victims were gotten from sympathisers who pleaded anonymity.
Among the deceased included one pope Ziggy, who lived around St. Veronica hospital on United Road and one Kiniki Friday who lived on Adoka Street.
A popular bar, X-Done’s on Oji Street was also attacked in the process and three persons were reportedly murdered.
In the midst of the bloody attack that also left some beheaded, residents at the old and famous Otukpo Rice-Mill scampered for safety as gunshots took over the town and blood littered the streets as some of the dead bodies were butchered.
Meanwhile, families and men of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, were seen using sack bags to gather some of the remains of the deceased.