Despite the numerous campaigns in various institutions of higher learning to end cultism and violence, the malaise still has a way of rearing its ugly head every now and again.
It has again reared its head in the polytechnic town of Auchi, Edo state, as about four persons are feared dead in a renewed cult clash in and around the town. The recent clash was between members of the Eiye and Black Axe confraternities.
According to The Guardian, the cult clash began Thursday after the completion of the end of the session examination by the federal polytechnic Auchi. The report suggests that trouble began when members of the two groups had an altercation at a graduation party organised by a certain student on Thursday. The party was in direct violation of a school rule which banned end of session celebrations and partying in the school because they usually ended in catastrophe.
One of the victims was reportedly taken out along the Benin-Auchi-Okene highway while the other three were murdered in various other locations within the school premises.
When contacted, Public Relations Officer of the Edo state Police Command, Moses Nkombe, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.