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Three Killed During Cult Clash In Delta Community

It was gathered that the alleged murder of one Ekene, a member of a rival cult group in Ogwashi-Uku by a five-man gang over a land issue triggered killings among rival cult groups.

Three persons have been killed during a clash between two rival cult groups in Ogwashi-Uku community, Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State.

It was gathered that the alleged murder of one Ekene, a member of a rival cult group in Ogwashi-Uku by a five-man gang over land issue triggered killings among rival cult groups.

Sources said the deceased was missing for about two days without anyone knowing his whereabouts.

“But on the third day, some youths saw one of the suspects who allegedly participated in the murder of Ekene riding on his motorcycle,” a source said.

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“The youths gave the young man a hot chase and succeeded in apprehending him. On interrogation, he confessed to the murder of Ekene and also named others who participated in the crime.

“The killers are a rival cult gang who murdered Ekene over land issue. The Suspects even took them to the shallow grave where they buried Ekene after killing him. It is the cult members of the deceased that embarked on the reprisal attacks,” the source added

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident said that only three persons were killed in the cult war.

According to the PPRO, Aro Barger lost two of its members while one person died in the Aiye confraternity camp.

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Meanwhile, security in the community has been beefed up in collaboration with the local security outfit as a way of checkmating further violence.

This is coming as tension in the metropolis is yet to ease off even though some of the leadership of the rival cult groups are believed to have gone underground.

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