Rival cult groups clash in Delta

Shooting incident was reported at Cable area of Asaba, during a

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Rival cult groups clash in Delta


Shooting incident was reported at Cable Area of Asaba,  Delta capital during a clash between two rival cult groups of Aiye and Vikings confraternity on May 7, 2019.

On the arrival of the Patrol Team at the scene , they found a young man already shot on the right eye lying in his pool of blood, he was rushed to Federal Medical Centre Asaba for medical attention but died while receiving treatment on May 8.

On May 8, the continued face-off between the two rival cults, claimed two more lives of suspected cult members.

The victims, one Jude Nwakama male and Okwudili Ozah male aged 26yrs were attacked with battle axe and knife at different locations in Akuofu and Oduke area of Asaba.

Meanwhile, one Samuel Okwuonyekwu male, a confessed member of Aiye confraternity and two others have been arrested by SARS Operatives in connection with the crises.

One locally made double barrel short gun was recovered from one of the arrested suspects.

Investigation is still on-going to crackdown on other fleeing suspects, while patrol and surveillance have been intensified within the metro to forestall further attacks.

Also, on May 7, a corpse was found on the ground with knife stab on the left rib, some metres away from the scene of earlier shooting and has been deposited at Federal Medical  Centre Mortuary.

The deceased identified as Chijine Chigbata, male, 54yrs old, was a security guard with a private firm in Asaba.
The CP in his effort to nib violence crimes in the bud have held various meetings with stakeholders, especially the volunteer anti-cult groups, vigilante groups, strengthened the conventional stop and search, create tactical operation point and aggressive patrol, all these  have yielded positive results.  

While assuring members of the public of his commitment to their safety and security at all times, the CP warned that there is no safe haven for criminals in the State, it is either they quit crime or relocate from the State.


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