Cult clash claims 5 in Ughelli, Delta state

Report gathered that no fewer than five persons suspected to be members of two rival cult groups have been killed in a renewed clash, which started on Sunday at Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, a senior member of Ughelli Vigilant, nicknamed Bakassi, said the killings occurred at Osia, Omosivwe, Orobase, Pipeline, Adagharagba and Upper Agbarho Streets of Ughelli.

Meanwhile, a combined team of security agents made up of the army, police and local vigilante, have embarked on a manhunt for the cultists with a promise that anyone arrested in connection with cult-related activities would be dealt with appropriately.

A source in the local vigilante gave the names of some of the dead as Royal, Ufuoma and Edafe.

Contacted, Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Celestina Kalu, who neither confirmed nor debunked the killings, said: “We do not have any information on the matter.

“But there was a reported case of a robbery attack that led to the death of an Okada rider at Williams Street, off Ighwrekpokpo Road, on Tuesday night.”



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