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July 7th: Residents Call For Tightened Security In Benin City As Black Axe Vs Maphite War Rages, Over 8 Feared Dead (update )

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Residents in Benin City has called on the State Security agencies to tighten security around the city as the bloody faceoff between the Black Axe and Maphite Confraternity lingers, according to residents today should be a day to be indoors in Benin City as there is the fear of an attack by both cult gangs.

July 7th is observed annually as the anniversary of the Black Axe confraternity and many residents are scared that a spillover from the celebrations would reignite more flames in the ongoing hostilities between the two rival gangs.

Our local sources claim that over 8 deaths have been recorded from both rival cult groups. This week alone recorded four deaths in the GRA axis of the City.

Meanwhile the Neo Black Movement of Africa has disassociated itself from the July 7th date saying it has no affiliations with the Balck Axe confraternity.

See viral disclaimer as posted on its Offical Facebook Page

“This is to inform the general public that NBM of Africa Worldwide does not have any event or activity scheduled for July 7th, 2021
Any person/group who is involved in any unlawful assembly or activities on the said date does not represent NBM of Africa Worldwide.”
Benin City has an enviable record with the highest rate of violent cult clashes in a year. No month passes by without the ancient city witnessing one cult war or the other amongst gangs fighting for supremacy.
Blood usually flows whenever the ugly incidents rear their ugly head.

 

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