Police Arrest 11 Suspects Over Bloody Cult Killings In Delta Community

Kenechukwu Ofomah

Kenechukwu Ofomah

The Delta State Police Command on Tuesday said it has arrested eleven suspected cultists in connection with a cult clash in Agbarho Community, Ughelli North Council Area of Delta State, which led to the killing of five persons.

The cult killing which happened over the weekend, was between Eiye and Black axe confraternities.

The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Odafe who spoke to TNC correspondent on Tuesday, said immediately he got the report, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, directed the Command Anti-Cult Unit (SACU), Dragon Patrol Teams and Police Operatives from Agbarho Division to proceed to the said town with a view to ensuring that sanity is restored in the Community.

“Consequently, the DPO Agbarho Division, CSP Sam Ogwa led the teams deployed on an intelligence led operation during which eleven suspected cultists who actively participated in the cult clash that led to the death of five persons, were arrested.

“Two (2) Pump action guns, one (1) cut to size locally made gun, eight (8) expanded cartridges and ten rounds of live cartridges were also recovered,” he said.

He revealed that the situation has been brought under control and more patrol teams have been deployed to forestall any further breakdown of law and order in the Community.

According to him, manhunt for the other fleeing suspected cultists is ongoing.

“The Commissioner of Police while calling on members of the public to help with any useful information that can lead to the arrest of the other fleeing suspects, also urges parent and guardians to monitor, guide and caution their wards to desist from any cult related activities as the Command under his watch will not relent in arresting anyone found wanting and ensuring that they are prosecuted accordingly.

“He also warned that the Command is more than ever before determined to fulfil its core mandate which is to protect lives and properties, maintenance of law and order among others and as such will not take it lightly with anybody who tries to cause mayhem of any kind in the state,” Odafe stated.

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