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Graphic: How the killing of an innocent young man led to recent gang war in Cross River State

The death of the innocent man escalated the clash between the two groups as they began to fight and kill each other. The  killings reportedly occurred on Monday morning.

The State Police Commissioner, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, who confirmed the gang war, said,:
 
“The incident happened around 3-4am on Monday, it was an incident that continuously happened between two rivalries cults groups, vikkings and klans men,”
 
Inuwa said that policemen have been deployed to the area.
 
“They have fought between themselves and some people have sustained various degrees of injuries. We have deployed team of police men to the area.”
 
Reacting to the incident, an indigene and Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on cocoa development, Mr. Oscar Ofuka who described the killings as “regrettable,” sued for peace in other to ensure the community develops.
 
"This one clash too many is not welcome at all, fighting between two rivalry groups does not bring development, our children should give peace a chance. We have just celebrated two years of continuous peace in the area before this happened. Our youths have been maintaining this peace before this incident occurred on Sunday.
“The entire community is thrown into mourning and I call on the police to fish out the perpetrators of this heinous crime, they should investigate the causes of this clash and brought the suspects to book. This is not the time for this kind of incident; we should see ourselves as brothers and sisters,” he said.
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