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Soldier feared killed as rival cult clashes in Makurdi

A soldier have been feared killed following a fight between two rival cult groups around the North Bank market area of Makurdi suburb in Benue State.

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Also, another young man was reportedly injured in the clash which occurred between Tuesday night and Wednesday evening.

Residents in the vicinity alleged that the soldier was caught up in the exchange of gun duel between the rival cult groups, probably either on his way into the barracks or out of the barracks as the location of the fight serves as the junction leading to the Army barracks.

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It was also learnt that the injured victim had been taken to the hospital for treatment.

At the time of this report, residents of the area have reportedly fled while commercial activities far away from the location hurriedly close businesses for their own safety.

When contacted, the Police Spokesman for Benue Command, Moses Joel Yamu, said he was yet to be brief of the incident as he promise to reach out  to our correspondent later.

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