Three suspected cultists killed, 10 others arrested in Delta
Three suspected cultists were reportedly murdered at Obiaruku community in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State.
The victims were separately killed between Sunday and Tuesday morning in cult related attacks in their homes.
Two of them were reportedly killed in the morning, while the third was shot dead in his house on Tuesday morning.
One of the victims popularly known as Erosion, was said to have been shot dead in his home at Umusume Quarter of the community.
The third victim was murdered on Tuesday inside his apartment along the Hospital Road area of the community.
The Guardian gathered that one of them was attacked by cult groups of ‘Aiye’ and ‘Eiye’ confraternities, who were fighting for supremacy.
General Commandant of the Viligante Group of Nigeria (VGN) Obiaruku, Mr. Azubike Oriaku , while confirming the killings, said though the police and members of VGN were on top of their game, some cultists still carried out pockets of attacks leading to the death of the victims.
MEANWHILE, the state Police Command, in a statement, yesterday, announced the arrest of 10 suspected cultists and foiling of initiation of new members by Aiye Confraternity also known as Black Axe in a bush at Onicha-Ugbo Community in Aniocha North on Saturday, September 25, 2021.
It stated that the Commander, Delta State Anti Cult Unit (SACU), working on intelligence, detailed operatives, who stormed the venue of the initiation in the night where they to foiled the initiation process and arrested ten male suspects, while others escaped into the bush.
According to the statement, signed by the commands Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, one locally-made revolver pistol with four live and one expended 9mm ammunition and two expended cartridges were recovered from two of the suspected cultists.