Five suspected cultists were reportedly killed yesterday when Eiye and Black Axe confraternities clashed in Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Council of Delta State.
The Guardian learnt that the clash, which had to do with supremacy battle, started on Sunday, and the police had arrested 11 persons while others fled the community.
Sources hinted that the state Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali, had ordered the Command Anti-Cult Unit (SACU), Dragon Patrol Teams and Police Operatives from Agbarho division to ensure that sanity is restored in the community.
Following the order, the DPO Agbarho Division, Sam Ogwa, swung into action and arrested the suspected cultists.
The command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, said two Pump action guns, one locally made gun, eight expanded cartridges and 10 rounds of live cartridges were recovered from the suspected cultists.
Edafe said: “Although the situation has been brought under control, more patrol teams have been deployed to forestall any breakdown of law and order in the community.”
He urged parents and guardians to caution their wards to desist from any cult related activities.