Eight Persons Killed In Delta Over Cult Violence, Scores Arrested


About eight persons have been killed during a clash between members of Bagger and Aiye cult groups in Orhuwhorun and neighbouring communities under Udu Local Government Area, Delta State.

It was gathered that the clash between the two rival cult groups, which had lasted for over one week, has forced residents to desert their homes for fear of being attacked.

A policeman, who asked not to be named, told our correspondent that over 60 persons suspected to members of the two rival cult groups and connected to the disturbances have been arrested by operatives of the newly formed ‘Operation Safe Delta’ of the Delta State Police Command.

Hafiz Inuwa, Delta State Commissioner of Police, confirmed the arrest when contacted.

The commissioner said; my men have made many arrests in Udu over the rival cult clashes in Orhuwhorun.  Won’t not tolerate this nonsense under my watch. Many of the cult members are now in police custody.


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