Two students of Benue State University were confirmed dead during an opposing cult clashes in Makurdi, the state capital.
The first event, according to a witness, happened on Tuesday around High Level in Makurdi where a 300-level student of the university was said to have been shot dead around 8 pm.
“It was around 8pm when a group of people attacked the young man and shot at him, the assailants made sure that the man died before they left the place.
The second incident happened right opposite the second gate of the university where a 400-level student of Theatre Art of the same university was shot dead.
The assailants were said to have followed the young man to the area where he was killed.
An eyewitness who did not want to be mentioned said that the 400-level student was going to have his hair cut when 17 young men stopped him and shot him dead.
According to an eyewitness, the attackers were armed with guns, axes, cutlasses, and stones, they rushed at him and shot him dead.
The incident was said to have caused tension in the area leading to traders running to safety.
Confirming the two incidents, DSP Moses Yamu, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said that two students were killed during rival cult clashes.
“It is true that two students were killed at separate areas in the town, one happened around High Level and the other at the second gate of Benue State University.
The command spokesman said that one of the suspects has been arrested.