Death toll rises to 14 as two rival cult group clash in Jos


The death tolls have risen to 14 as two rival cults groups, Red Axe and Black Axe, clashed in Jos, the Plateau State capital over the weekend.

Confirming the clash on Monday, spokesman of the Plateau State Police command, Terna Tyopev, said one corpse was found under an overhead bridge, along Goodluck Jonathan Way, at Gadabiu, Jos North Local Government Area.

“I do not have statistics of the deaths at the moment, but one of the corpses was found under the overhead bridge, at Gudabiu,” he said.

“They (cult members) killed 11 people Friday night. On Sunday, two others were killed. One of the victims is somebody I am very familiar with. His death is rather unfortunate, because his younger brother who is (allegedly) in another cult group killed him.

“The cult boys were attacking and killing members of the public, but we learnt that they have began to kill themselves. The first incident occurred on Friday night. We have commenced underground investigations to unravel those in the cult, we shall reveal the identies soon,” Mr Tyopev said.


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