It was a bloody birthday in Aba, Abia State on Wednesday as several members of two rival cult groups operating in the town were reportedly hospitalised following a bloody clash during a birthday party.
The Eastern Updates gathered that two security personnel guarding an hotel facility where the fracas broke out were overpowered and their pump-action guns snatched from them by some of the rampaging cult members.
According to repors, the birthday party was held in a popular hotel located at the Ohanku axis of Aba.
It was further gathered that the clash was a continuation of the battle for supremacy between Aro confraternity and another cult group known as Bobos. Reports say two security agents guarding the hotel were overpowered and their pump-action guns snatched during the melee.
The incident which also left several other customers at the hotel injured was said to have forced residents of the area to scamper for safety as the rival group members engaged in a free for all.
An eye account has it that one of the Aro cult members was celebrating his birthday at the hotel when members of the other group came and attacked them.
During the fracas, others in the hotel were not spared as their phones were reportedly snatched from them and some were injured.
‘Customers there were not spared. In fact, we learnt that the cult boys also snatched phones of people.
‘We learnt that the Bakassi men who are working as security guards at the hotel were overpowered and their pump-action guns collected from them.’
However, when contacted, an official of the Abia State Vigilante Service (AVS), denied that the security guards attached to the hotel were members of the AVS.
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