Valentine’s Day Turns Bloody in Cross River, One Killed

One person has reportedly been hacked to death while many sustained severe machete cuts, after a misunderstanding started among youths on Valentine’s Day, in Ovonum Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State.

Trouble started when youths gathered in the local beach, popularly called Ovonum beach for Valentine’Day fanfare. One of the girls left her boyfriend with whom she went with to the beach to hook up with another b
guy at the beach.

“One girl whose name was given as Anne left Tony the boy that brought her to the beach to join another boy and Tony did not take this kindly and so had to ask the girl to return and in the ensuing faceoff a fight broke out among the boys,” Okpa said

Our source disclosed that, from the beach the fight became a gang war and moved into the village. The aggrieved boys and their gangs were moving from house to house with machetes destroying homes of boys who belong to opposing cult groups.

A boy, whose name has been given as Ose Egor, was hacked to death on Friday night and his body has been deposited in the mortuary.

The source disclosed further that many homes were destroyed in the night and that the police arrived early this morning to make some arrests which has restored some normalcy.

” The boy who was butchered to death is in the Obubra General Hospital mortuary but his gang is threatening to take him out of there so the police are guarding the place now”

When contacted, Ms Irene Ugbo, the Cross River Police Command spokesman said more policemen have been drafted in the area to ensure that normalcy returns.

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