By; ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
There was serious tension on Tuesday afternoon as a yet-to-be-identified man was killed as rival cult groups clashed in Usieffurun community in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.
AUTHENTIC NEWS DAILY gathered that the unspecified number of persons were seriously wounded during the clash.
Sources said, “The suspected cultists used dangerous weapons at each other just as they shot sporadically into the air.
“It took the prompt intervention of officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, Otu-Jeremi Divisional Headquarters to calm the tension in the area down.
“The Usieffurun community leadership has imposed a curfew in the town.
“The curfew, which will begin from 7pm, is to curtail the excesses of the cult groups in the town is in line with that of the Delta State Government”.
When contacted for comments, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the report in a telephone chat with our correspondent.
She said, “Yes, it’s true, one person was killed.”