‘Native and settler cults’ in battle for supremacy

The rivalry between the two cult groups assumed a new dimension as they are believed to be fighting over the “ownership” of the land. Members of Aye are alleged to be fighting alleged attempts to dominate the ancient city by the Eiye Confraternity which they believed is a migrant cult group that came into the city from another region of the country while Aye, they say, was formed in Benin-City and should therefore have unfettered control of the land.