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Two suspected cultists have been killed in Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State, the state police command said on Tuesday.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the development in an interview with journalists in Calabar, the state capital.

According to the state police command spokesperson, one of the suspected cultists was killed on Monday, April 20 by members of a rival cult group, while the other was killed on April 21 by an angry mob in the area.

She further disclosed that the suspected cultist, who was mobbed, had been terrorising the people of the Ugep and neighbouring communities.

Ugbo said: “I can confirm that two suspected cultists have been killed in Ugep community.

“One of them died yesterday while the other was killed today by youths in the area.

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“At this moment, the Divisional Police Officer in Ugep has not told me the different cult groups that the dead suspects belong.

“Our men have taken over the area and normalcy has been restored.”

The police image maker however said the police is yet to make any arrest in the area.

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