Suspected cultists arrested by the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Photo: Punch

At least four students of the Imo State University are feared dead after two rival cult groups clashed in Owerri on Sunday.

Reports say the clash involved members of Aye and Bagger confraternities in the institution.

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“They are students of Imo state University, Owerri. Nobody could immediately ascertain the actual cause of the clash but the shooting started at Delight hostel in front of IMSU gate,” The Nation quoted a source as saying.

Trouble was said to have started when the rival cult members started exchanging words at the hostel before it degenerated to a full fight.

According to a police source, the policemen deployed from Orji Police Division and anti cultism Unit of the Command quelled the crisis.

“We have rounded up some of the suspects .They are in police custody at Orji Police Division. We are still combing the university for the ones on the run,” he said.