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Cults clash in Delta community, one dead, suspects arrested

12:46 Nov 16 2023 Delta State

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Officers of the Delta State Police Command have arrested four suspects over the clash between two rival cult groups.

DSP Bright Edafe, Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed that the command had arrested four suspects.

One person was allegedly killed during the clash on Monday night in the university town of Ozoro, in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.

It was gathered that the rival cult groups, suspected to be members of Eiye Confraternity and Vikings, were reportedly in a shootout for several hours.

The incident led to the abrupt closure of all commercial activities as traders and business owners in the community closed shops to avoid being victims of looters who may want to cash out in the melee.

A community leader who pleaded anonymity confirmed that only one person was killed and that the community is currently in an apprehensive mood.

According to him: “There was a cult clash on Monday night, the cult people attacked themselves. The information available is that there was a clash between Eiye and Vikings.

“They were using weapons and firing themselves. One dead and four suspects were arrested.”
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