About 19 people have been murdered in the ongoing brutal cult war between the Baggar and Mafians Confraternities, as they continue to butcher and slaughter each other.
It is fear and chaos in Calabar after about 19 persons were murdered during a brutal cult war between two criminal gangs, the Baggars confraternity and Mafians.
According to a report by CrossRiverWatch, the hostility between the Baggars and Mafians sources say, began last Tuesday afternoon along Palm street where a strike team of Mafians attacked and killed a member of the Baggars gang with his skull carved open with a machete and slashes along his stomach and arms.
This infuriated his colleagues who later carried out a reprisal attack with at least two Mafians gunned down in Goldie and Yellow Duke street axis of Calabar South on Wednesday.
On Thursday about 3 more cultists were gunned down at Mbukpa, with two happening close to the Mbukpa market, one at Umo Orok near New Airport road and Bedwell, all before noon while a source said one more was killed at an undisclosed location around 9 p.m.
That same day, another cultist was murdered along Palm Street by Mayne Avenue and 1 more was gunned down along Whitehouse street also known as Dan Archibong street, close to Nyong Edem street on Friday morning between 7:30 am and 8 am respectively.
After the recent onslaught on their members, some members of Baggars Confraternity on Thursday, converged at the Cross River State University of Technology pavilion to plan an attack on selected targets in school only for a combine team of the State Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) and Operation Skolombo in about 6 siren blaring vans to chase them away following a distress call from the school security.
As a result of the ongoing cult war, shops in CRUTECH and around Ekpo Abasi, Yellow Duke, Atakpa, New Airport, Watt market, Bedwell, Egerton, Beach market, Calabar road, Mayne Avenue, Goldie and other major places in Calabar South now close earlier than usual to avoid being caught in the battle.
It was gathered that the cult war was as a result of supremacy over who controls ticketing for tricycles (keke) in major points in Calabar South.
ASP John Eluu, Police Public Relations Officer Cross River Police Headquarters has confirmed that the police is working round the clock to restore peace and order in the area.
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