One Dead, Following Clash Of Police With Warring Cultists In Delta

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    By, ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri

    A yet to be identified person  was on Tuesday feared dead as Policemen from Ovwian/Aladja Division in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State clashed with suspected cultists at Express junction.
    Details as to whether the victim was a cultist is still sketchy at the time of filing this report.
    AUTHENTIC News Daily learnt that the victim was in the midst of one of the suspected cult groups when the incident occurred.
    The victim belonged to one of the two cult groups that had a clash on Tuesday.
    During the rival cult clash, the victim’s group had allegedly opened fire on the Police who had gone to the area to quel. clash.
    However, the Police repelled the gun attacks and in the process, the suspected cultist was gunned down while others fled the scene.
    It was not clear if the Police made any arrests or recovered any items from the suspected cultists during the operation.
    When contacted, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke in a telephone chat for coment, he confirmed the report.
    CP Adeyinka said, “Cultists clashed with Police and one was shot dead.The person is a cultist”
    The Udu Local Government Council Chairman, Hon. Jite Brown is yet to confirm the report.
    The Vice Chairman of Udu Local Government Council, Hon. Justice Iyasere who spoke on behalf of the Chairman in a telephone chat with AUTHENTIC NEWS DAILY said, “Before resuming this morning, i went to the Police Station where I had a brief meeting with the DPO. 
    “He never mentioned such to me. So, I wouldn’t be able to confirm anything with regards to this matter now. Perhaps when I get any information, I will get back to you.”
    The incident occurred barely a week after the Udu Council imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in about six Communities to check the menace of cultists and their criminal activities.

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