Akwa Ibom state police command has confirmed the killing of four persons in an alleged cult clash between amazaba community in eastern obolo and Ikot Akpan-udo village in Ikot abasi local government areas of Akwa ibom state.

The police public relations officer, odiko Macdon, revealed that the casualty figure in the recent clash between the klaans and the black axe confraternities rose from the initial four to five, while the number of arrests has hit over 76.

According to Macdon, about 300 policemen have been deployed to the affected communities after those arrested in connection to the clash have been charged to court yesterday, for cultism and murder and remanded at the Ikot Ekpene correction centre.

He noted that some of the suspects charged were caught in the act, adding that security personnel were still on the ground in the affected communities to forestall a reoccurrence.

The rival cult groups had engaged in a fierce battle last Sunday over toll collection and the control of mini bus parks within the metropolis, which lasted for three days.

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