One killed in Nasarawa cult clash

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested 29 people over the killing of a man whose name was given simply as Ibrahim, at Masaka in the Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

He died during a cult clash on June 15.

Spokesman of the command, ASP Samaila Usman, who confirmed the incident at the weekend, said two young men were earlier brought to the Masaka Police Station at about 11:30 p.m. on June 13 with various degrees of injuries.

He said investigations revealed that the injuries were sustained during a cult clash at Angwan Jaba community in Masaka.

Usman said on June 15, the command received information that rival cults had mobilised again for reprisal attack at Angwan Tiv village in Masaka during which Ibrahim was killed.

“A combined team of police officers were immediately dispatched to the area to bring the situation under control.

“But our men met stiff resistance from the cult members, numbering about 50.

“We were, however, able to disperse them while five of them were arrested at the scene and 24 others arrested later at different locations in the area.”

Usman said that one Hassan later reported at the Masaka Police Station that his cousin, named Ibrahim was macheted to death at Angwan Tiv.

“So, the Police immediately mobilised to the place and collected the corpse, but the parents refused to allow us take the corpse to the mortuary,” Usman said.

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