By; ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the death of three persons reportedly killed by suspected cultists in Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state.
The police also confirmed that several persons including youths were injured during the incident.
C.P Hafiz Inuwa said that three persons actually died and the police are hunting for the perpetrators. Saying that It’s a cult related issue, but the police are not going to narrow their scope.
AUTHENTIC NEWS DAILY gathered that the incident occurred when youths had gathered to celebrate the birthday of a young lady (name withheld) at the bar Sunday evening.
Multiple sources said, “A girl was celebrating her birthday in the bar when the boys, about four of them, entered the place with pump action and shot at the people.
“The guy who sponsored the party was shot in the stomach, while the girl was shot on her legs.
“Three people died instantly. The others were rushed to a clinic. We don’t really know why it happened, but might be all those their cult fights. The bar is kind of enclosed, that is why people could not really run away.”
When contacted for comments, the Delta State Police Command confirmed the incident on Tuesday evening.
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, said, “actually, I got a report that some people went to the bar and opened fire. As a result one died in the bar. While two others were taken to the hospital, one died on the way and the other died in the hospital. Then two others sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital.
“Three actually died and we are hunting for the perpetrators. It’s more like a cult related issue, but we are not going to narrow our scope. We want to know the motive and those perpetrators. We are working hand-in-hand with some well-meaning members to get information.”